σέλας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, but with other derivatives, σελήνη (selḗnē).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sé.las/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈsɛ.las/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈse.las/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈse.las/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈse.las/
  • Noun[edit]

    σέλᾰς (sélasn (genitive σέλᾰος); 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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