χήρα

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χήρα (khḗra), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁ro- (derelict), from the root *ǵʰeh₁- (to leave behind, abandon). Cognate with Latin heres.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

χήρα (chíraf (plural χήρες, masculine χήρος)

  1. widow, relict

Declension[edit]

References[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, →ISBN
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill