πεῖρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *per- (to cross, pass). Compare Old Armenian փորձ (pʿorj), Proto-Germanic *fēra- (danger), Old English fǣr, English fear. Akin to πείρω (peírō) and περάω (peráō).

Noun[edit]

πεῖρα (peîra) (genitive πεῖρας) f, first declension

  1. trial, experiment, attempt

References[edit]

  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume 2, page 1162f