θήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

θήρ (thḗr) (genitive θηρός); m f, third declension

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

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  • Originally masculine gender but later feminine.

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