Φωσφόρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From φῶς (phôs, light) +‎ -φόρος (-phóros, bringing), from φέρω (phérō, bring).

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Φωσφόρος (Phōsphórosm (genitive Φωσφόρου); second declension

  1. the star that brings the light; a name for planet Venus.
    • 46 CE – 120 CE, Plutarch, De defectu oraculorum 430a
      πέντε δ’ αἱ τῶν πλανωμένων ἄστρων περίοδοι γεγόνασιν, Ἡλίου καὶ Φωσφόρου καὶ Στίλβωνος ὁμοδρομούντων
      pénte d’ hai tôn planōménōn ástrōn períodoi gegónasin, Hēlíou kaì Phōsphórou kaì Stílbōnos homodromoúntōn

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