φάρος

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See also: Φάρος and φᾶρος

Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Etymology 1[edit]

According to Beekes, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH- (to carve; split; cut; rub; pierce; strike). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *burōną (to bore) and Latin forō (I bore).

Noun[edit]

φᾰ́ρος (phárosn (genitive φάρεος or φᾰ́ρους); third declension

  1. plough
  2. ploughing
    Synonym: ἄροσις (árosis)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See φᾶρος (phâros).

Noun[edit]

φάρος (phárosn (genitive φάρους); third declension

  1. Later form of φᾶρος (phâros): "large piece of cloth, web"
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Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown.[1] Has been suggested as from Φᾰ́ρος (Pháros, Pharos), the name of an island on which the lighthouse of Alexandria was located, possibly from Egyptian, as well as the name of that lighthouse. Alternately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰar- (log, board, plank).

Noun[edit]

φάρος (phárosm

  1. lighthouse
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “φάρος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1555

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Greek[edit]

A lighthouse.

Etymology[edit]

From Koine Greek φάρος (pháros), from the Ancient Greek Φάρος (Pháros), the island at Alexandria's port and its famous lighthouse. Uncertain.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfa.ros/
  • Hyphenation: φά‧ρος

Noun[edit]

φάρος (fárosm

  1. lighthouse

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References[edit]

  1. ^ φάροςΛεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.