Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *opʰrū́s, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃bʰrúHs. Cognates include Sanskrit भ्रू (bhrū́), Lithuanian bruvis, Tocharian B pärwāne, Old English brū (English brow).

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ὀφρῡ́ς (ophrū́sf (genitive ὀφρῠ́ος); third declension

  1. eyebrow
  2. brow of a hill

Usage notes edit

As motion of the eyebrows is indicative of many emotions, ὀφρύς is often used in reference to various emotions.

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