μήτηρ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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 (m-a-t-a /mātā/), Avestan 𐬨𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭(mātar), Sanskrit मातृ (mā́tṛ), Old Church Slavonic мати (mati), and Old English mōdor (English mother).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μήτηρ (mḗtērf (genitive μητέρος or μητρός); third declension

  1. mother
  2. source or origin

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: μητέρα (mitéra)

Further reading[edit]