μήτηρ

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *mātēr (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀔𐀳𐀩 ‎(ma-te-re), Doric μάτηρ ‎(mátēr)), from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr. Cognates include Phrygian ματαρ ‎(matar), Old Armenian մայր ‎(mayr), Latin māter, Old Persian 𐎶𐎠𐎫𐎠 ‎(mātā), Avestan 𐬨𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭 ‎(mātar), Sanskrit मातृ ‎(mā́tṛ), Old Church Slavonic мати ‎(mati), and Old English mōdor (English mother).

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Noun[edit]

μήτηρ ‎(mḗtēr) (genitive μητέρος or μητρός); f, third declension;

  1. mother
  2. source or origin

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