πεῖρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *per- (to cross, pass). Compare Old Armenian փորձ (pʿorj), Proto-Germanic *fēra- (danger), Old English fǣr, English fear. Akin to πείρω (peírō) and περάω (peráō).

Noun[edit]

πεῖρα (peîraf (genitive πεῖρας); first declension

  1. trial, experiment, attempt

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