σέλας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Not without difficulty from Proto-Indo-European *swelH- (to gleam). Cognates include Sanskrit सुरति (surati, to gleam), Lithuanian svilti (to singe) and Old English swelan (English sweal).

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Noun[edit]

σέλας (sélasn (genitive σέλαος); third declension

  1. light, brightness, the bright flame or blaze of fire
  2. shine

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

σέλας (sélasn (plural σέλατα)

  1. lights, aurora
    βόρειο σέλας
    vóreio sélas
    northern lights, aurora borealis
    νότιο σέλας
    nótio sélas
    southern lights, aurora australis
  2. shine

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