Uncertain. Has traditionally been derived from a Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (“catch”), cognate to χόρτος (khórtos, “enclosure”) and Sanskrit हरति (harati). However, the word is phonetically identical to Lithuanian žaras, and so could perhaps be from a Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰoros.
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /kʰorós/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /kʰorós/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /xorós/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /xorós/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /xoɾós/
- dance ring, round dance
- dance accompanied by song, choral dance
- chorus, choir, band of singers and dancers
- band, troop, group
- place for dancing
- Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
- G5525 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible.