μήτηρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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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 mhthr meter may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek μήτηρ.

  1. mother
  2. source or origin

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References[edit]

  • μήτηρ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «μήτηρ» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «μήτηρ» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «μήτηρ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.