χορός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kʰo.rós/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kʰoˈros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /xoˈros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /xoˈros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /xoˈros/
  • 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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    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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