See also: Aether and æther

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aether (countable and uncountable, plural aethers)

  1. Alternative spelling of ether

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek αἰθήρ (aithḗr, air; ether).

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NounEdit

aethēr m (genitive aetheris); third declension

  1. the upper, pure, bright air; ether; the heavens
  2. the air or sky; light of day
  3. the upper world, the earth (as opposed to the lower world)
  4. the brightness or ethereal matter surrounding a deity

InflectionEdit

Note that, in Late Latin, the plural is sometimes written as aethera.

Third declension, Greek type, nominative singular in -ēr.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aethēr aetherēs
genitive aetheris aetherum
dative aetherī aetheribus
accusative aethera
aetherem
aetherēs
ablative aethere aetheribus
vocative aethēr aetherēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • aether in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aether in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aether” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • aether in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray