θήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *kʷʰḗr, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwer-. Cognates include Latin ferus and Old Church Slavonic звѣрь (zvěrĭ).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /tʰɛ̌ːr/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /tʰer/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /θir/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /θir/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /θir/
  • Noun[edit]

    θήρ (thḗrm, f (genitive θηρός); third declension

    1. a wild beast, beast of prey, especially a lion
    2. any animal
    3. a fantastic animal, such as the Sphinx

    Usage notes[edit]

    • Originally masculine gender but later feminine.

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