σέλας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *swelō. Cognates include Sanskrit सुरति (surati, gleam), Lithuanian swilti (singe), and Old English swelan (English sweal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

σέλας (sélas) (genitive σέλαος) n, third declension

  1. light, brightness, the bright flame or blaze of fire
  2. shine

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • LSJ 8th edition

Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

σέλας (sélasn (plural σέλατα)

  1. lights, aurora
    βόρειο σέλας
    bóreio sélas
    northern lights, aurora borealis
    νότιο σέλας
    nótio sélas
    southern lights, aurora australis
  2. shine

Declension[edit]