κῆρ

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See also: κήρ and Κήρ

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a contraction of κέαρ (kéar), related to καρδία (kardía). From Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr. Liddell and Scott (1940) suggest that κέαρ may have been a back-formation to κῆρ on the basis of ἦρ (êr)~ἔαρ (éar, spring)

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κῆρ (kêrn (genitive κῆρος); third declension

  1. heart
  2. The seat of the will
  3. The seat of the passions

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Further reading[edit]

  • κῆρ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κῆρ in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κῆρ in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • κῆρ in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • κῆρ in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963