βρίμη

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably based on βρι- in βριαρός (briarós, strong) and βρίθω (bríthō, to be heavy or weighed down with). As these words are rare, their meanings are not quite clear. The assumption that the original meaning was "heaviness, vehemence, energy" is partly based on the wrong etymological connection with βαρύς (barús, heavy). Pre-Greek origin is proven by Furnée, who connects the word with φριμάσσομαι (phrimássomai, to snort and leap), the whole group of βρι- and with ὄβριμος (óbrimos, strong, mighty).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

βρῑ́μη (brī́mēf (genitive βρῑ́μης); first declension

  1. strength, might, power
    Synonym: ῥώμη (rhṓmē)
  2. bellowing, roaring
  3. threat, menace
    Synonym: ἀπειλή (apeilḗ)
  4. womanly vice

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]