πέτρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Unknown. In the absence of an explanation, Beekes prefers a Pre-Greek borrowing.[1]

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Noun[edit]

πέτρᾱ (pétrāf (genitive πέτρᾱς); first declension

  1. rock formation: cliff, ledge, cave, ridge
  2. stone (as a building material)

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  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “πέτρᾱ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1182

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πέτρα (pétra).

Noun[edit]

πέτρα (pétraf (plural πέτρες)

  1. rock, stone (mass or fragments)
  2. (figuratively) rock (something hard and stable)
  3. (nautical) rock (rocky hazard)

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