Μοῖρις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Egyptian mr-wr (Moeris),

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itself from mr (canal, pool) + wr (great).

Pronunciation[edit]

Originally IPA(key): /my.ɛ̂ː.ris/ or IPA(key): /mo.ɛ̂ː.ris/; through iotacism the eta subsequently became an iota by late Ptolemaic times:

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /mói̯.ris/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈmy.ris/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈmy.ris/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈmy.ris/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈmi.ris/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Μοῖρῐς (Moîrisf (genitive Μοίρῐδος); third declension

    1. Lake Moeris, Egypt
    2. the town of Moeris near Crocodilopolis (modern Faiyum)

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    References[edit]

    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,017
    • Vandorpe, Katelijn (2004) “The Henet of Moeris and the Ancient Administrative Division of the Fayum in two parts” in Archiv für Papyrusforschung 50/1, p. 61-78