πυρός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥ (fire), like πῦρ (pûr, fire); it meant “spelt” due to the grains having to be dried on fire, then the word was transferred onto the later popular wheat, while other languages used new formations to denote wheat, Proto-Germanic *hwaitijaz, Proto-Slavic *pьšenica etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

πῡρός (pūrósn (genitive πῡροῦ); second declension

  1. wheat
  2. a grain of wheat
Inflection[edit]
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Descendants[edit]
  • ? Arabic: بُرّ(burr, wheat)
  • Old Georgian: პური (ṗuri)
  • Sicilian: puru puru ("repeated interjection to recall the hens, now disconnected from the meaning of "wheat")

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

πῠρός (purós)

  1. genitive singular of πῦρ (pûr)

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

πυρός (pyrósn

  1. genitive singular of πυρ (pyr)