ἥρως

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ser- (watch over, protect).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ἥρως (hḗrōsm (genitive ἥρωος, third declension)

  1. hero
  2. demigod

Inflection[edit]

Because the root of ἥρως ends with a vowel instead of a consonant, shortenings are common, such as ἥρως for the genitive singular and ἥρῳ for the dative singular.

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