χορός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰoros, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (catch, enclose), with some original meaning of "encircling/ring (dance)", whence χόρτος (khórtos, enclosure) and Latin cohors, with comparable meanings (multitude, troop).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

χορός (khorósm (genitive χοροῦ); second declension

  1. dance ring, round dance
  2. dance accompanied by song, choral dance
  3. chorus, choir, band of singers and dancers
  4. band, troop, group
  5. row
  6. place for dancing

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: χορός m (chorós)
  • Latin: chorus
  • Russian: хор m (xor)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χορός (khorós).

Noun[edit]

χορός (chorósm (plural χοροί)

  1. dance
  2. chorus in a performance of Ancient Greek drama

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