οὖρος

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Etymology 1[edit]

According to Beekes, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to move, stir, spring), like ὄρνυμι (órnumi, to awaken).

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οὖρος (oûrosm (genitive οὔρου); second declension

  1. fair wind
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 11.11:
      ἴκμενον οὖρον ἵει πλησίστιον, ἐσθλὸν ἑταῖρον, Κίρκη εὐπλόκαμος
      íkmenon oûron híei plēsístion, esthlòn hetaîron, Kírkē euplókamos
      a fair wind that filled the sail, a goodly comrade, was sent by fair-tressed Circe
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Etymology 2[edit]

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οὖρος (oûrosm (genitive οὔρου); second declension

  1. guardian, watcher
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 15.89:
      οὐ γὰρ ὄπισθεν οὖρον ἰὼν κατέλειπον ἐπὶ κτεάτεσσιν ἐμοῖσιν
      ou gàr ópisthen oûron iṑn katéleipon epì kteátessin emoîsin
      I left behind no guardian to watch over my possessions
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ūrus.

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οὖρος (oûrosm (genitive οὔρου); second declension

  1. aurochs, Bos primigenius
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Etymology 4[edit]

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οὖρος (oûrosm (genitive οὔρου); second declension

  1. Ionic form of ὅρος (hóros)
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οὖρος (oûrosn (genitive οὔρεος); third declension

  1. Epic and Lyric form of ὄρος (óros)
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