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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Could be from a Proto-Indo-European *ser- (flow, stream), and thus cognate to Sanskrit सर्म (sárma, going, running, flowing), from root सरति (sarati, to flow, run, speed), AND Albanian gjurmë. Could also be from ὄρνυμι (órnumi, I urge on, incite).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ὁρμή (hormḗf (genitive ὁρμῆς); first declension

  1. violent pressure, assault, force
  2. first movements, beginning, start
  3. eagerness, struggle, effort
  4. violence, passion, appetite

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: ορμή f (ormí)

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