μαυρός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly the Moors' native name (from a dialect of Arabic), or connected to ἀμαυρός (amaurós, dark, dim, faint), though this adjective only appears in late Greek and could have originated from the peoples' name as the reverse.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /mau̯.rós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /mawˈros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /maˈβros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /maˈvros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /maˈvros/
  • Adjective[edit]

    μαυρός (maurósm, f (neuter μαυρόν); second declension

    1. barely seen, dim, faint, shadowy
    2. dark
    3. sightless, blind
    4. unknown, uncertain, obscure
    5. inconspicuous
    6. weak, feeble

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