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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