αὔρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *auhrā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsr̥h₂ (morning air), from *h₂ews- (dawn; east). From a separate ablaut grade *h₂ewsḗr, the ancestor of ᾱ̓ήρ (āḗr).[1]

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Noun[edit]

αὔρᾱ (aúrāf (genitive αὔρᾱς); first declension

  1. cool air in motion, breeze, fresh air of the morning
  2. steam

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ᾱ̓ήρ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 27