ὄρος

See also: όρος, ορός, and ὅρος

Ancient GreekEdit

 
ὄρος

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either from ὄρνυμι (órnumi, I raise), or possibly directly from a Proto-Indo-European *h₃eros. Compare Sanskrit ऋष्व (ṛṣvá). Possibly related are the personal names Ὀρειάς (Oreiás), Mycenaean Greek 𐀃𐀩𐁀 (o-re-ha, Oreās), and Ὀρέστης (Oréstēs), Mycenaean Greek 𐀃𐀩𐀲 (o-re-ta, Orestās).[1]

The sense "desert" is a semantic loan from Demotic tw (mountain, desert), from Egyptian ḏw (mountain).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ὄρος (órosn (genitive ὄρεος or ὄρους or οὔρεος); third declension

  1. a mountain, hill
  2. mountain chain
  3. district, sector, precinct, parish
  4. (Egypt) desert

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: όρος m (óros, mountain)
  • English: oro-

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Chadwick; Lydia Baumbach (1963), “The Mycenaean Greek Vocabulary”, in Glotta : Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache, volume 41, issue 3/4, Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (GmbH & Co. KG), JSTOR 40265918, OCLC 905264035, page 228 of 157–271: “ὄρος”