μήτηρ

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *mā́tēr (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀔𐀳𐀩(ma-te-re), Doric μᾱ́τηρ(mā́tēr)), 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 ‎(mḗtērf ‎(genitive μητέρος or μητρός); third declension

  1. mother
  2. source or origin

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