μορφή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly of Pre-Greek origin.

  • Many attempts have been made to connect it with Latin forma (see there for theory of its origin), but the proposed relationship is problematic.
  • An alternative relationship has been proposed with Baltic terms like Latgalian mārga (daughter, lass) and Lithuanian merga (girl), with a semantic shift "shape" > "lovely shape" > "girl".[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μορφή (morphḗf (genitive μορφῆς); first declension

  1. shape, form
  2. appearance
  3. outline
  4. kind, type

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: μορφή f (morfí)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wojciech Smoczyński (2021), “mergà”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka litewskiego

Further reading[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ).

Noun[edit]

μορφή (morfíf (plural μορφές)

  1. form, shape

Declension[edit]

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