πῦρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥. Cognates include Old English fȳr (English fire), Old Armenian հուր ‎(hur), Hittite 𒉺𒀪𒄯 ‎(paḫḫux), Tocharian A por, and Tocharian B puwar.

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Noun[edit]

πῦρ ‎(pûrn ‎(genitive πυρός); third declension

  1. a fire
    1. a funerary fire
    2. a sacrificial fire
  2. lightning
  3. a fever

Usage notes[edit]

Not used in plural, but there is a related second-declension plural noun πῠρᾰ́ ‎(purá, watchfires); distinguish this from the first-declension noun πῠρᾱ́ ‎(purā́, funeral pyre).

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