λύρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Mediterranean Pre-Greek substrate word.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /lý.ra/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈly.ra/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈly.ra/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈly.ra/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈli.ra/
  • Noun[edit]

    λῠ́ρᾰ (lúraf (genitive λῠ́ρᾱς or λῠ́ρης); first declension

    1. lyre
    2. lyric poetry and music
    3. the constellation Lyra
    4. a sea-fish, perhaps a piper gurnard

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek λύρα (lúra).

    Noun[edit]

    λύρα (lýraf (plural λύρες)

    1. lyre

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