σορός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tworHos, from Proto-Indo-European *twerH- (to enclose).[1] Cognate to Proto-Slavic *tvȏrъ (creature) and Proto-Slavic *tvoriti (to make).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /so.rós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /soˈros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /soˈros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /soˈros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /soˈros/
  • Noun[edit]

    σορός (sorósf (genitive σοροῦ); second declension

    1. a vessel for holding human remains, specifically:
      1. urn for cremated remains
      2. coffin
    2. a nickname for an old man or woman

    Declension[edit]

    Further reading[edit]

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1373

    Greek[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    σορός (sorósf (plural σοροί)

    1. corpse, cadaver, dead body
    2. coffin

    Declension[edit]

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