See also: όρος, ορός, and ὄρος

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From Proto-Hellenic *wórwos (whence Mycenaean Greek 𐀺𐀺 (wo-wo)), perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *werw-, with cognates including Latin urvō.

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ὅρος (hórosm (genitive ὅρου); second declension

  1. (also geometry) boundary, limit, frontier, landmark
    • 350 BCE – 250 BCE, Euclid, Elements 1:
      ὅρος ἐστίν, ὅ τινός ἐστι πέρας.
      hóros estín, hó tinós esti péras.
      • 2008 translation by Richard Fitzpatrick
        A boundary is that which is the extremity of something.
  2. marking stones, stones used for inscribing legal contracts
  3. the broad wooden piece serving as the upper part of an oil/wine press
  4. rule, standard
  5. term, definition
  6. goal, end, aim

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