πυρ

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πῦρ (pûr).

Noun[edit]

πυρ (pyrn (plural πυρά)

  1. fire
    ασφάλεια πυρόςasfáleia pyrósfire insurance
  2. (military)
    1. the firing of weapons (see open fire)
      τα εχθρικά πυράta echthriká pyráthe enemy's fire
    2. (metaphorically) hostile attitude
      πυρά κατά της κυβέρνησηςpyrá katá tis kyvérnisisfiring against the government

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Usage notes[edit]

This ancient word is used in stereotypic expressions, military expressions and compounds. [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ πυρ in Triantafyllides, Hidryma (1998) Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek]