περιστερά

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pre-Greek.[1] Or from Semitic origin perah Ishtar [?] ("a bird of goddess Ishtar").

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Noun[edit]

περιστερᾱ́ (peristerā́f (genitive περιστερᾶς); first declension

  1. pigeon, dove

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “περιστερά”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1177

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Noun[edit]

περιστερά (peristeráf (plural περιστερές)

  1. (learned) pigeon
  2. (religion) the dove (representing the Holy Spirit; the bird released by Noah)

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