φρέαρ

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From Proto-Hellenic *pʰrḗwər, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₁wr̥ (well, source) (whence Sanskrit भुर्वन् (bhúrvan, restless movement of water), Old Armenian աղբիւր (ałbiwr, fountain, source), Proto-Germanic *brunnô),[1] from *bʰrewh₁-, which is cognate with Latin ferveō, English burn, brew. The original vowel sequence *ηᾰ (*ēa) was changed to εᾱ () by quantitative metathesis.

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Noun[edit]

φρέᾱρ (phréārn (genitive φρέᾱτος); third declension

  1. a well

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  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1590

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φρέαρ (phréar, well)

Noun[edit]

φρέαρ (fréarn (plural φρέατα)

  1. well (water source)
  2. shaft (of lift or elevator)
  3. manhole
  4. deep, trench (on sea bed)
    Φρέαρ της ΚαλυψώςFréar tis KalypsósCalypso Deep

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