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.

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Noun[edit]

χορός ‎(khorósm ‎(genitive χοροῦ); second declension xoros khoros choros may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek χορός.

  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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References[edit]

  • χορός in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «χορός» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «χορός» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «χορός» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «χορός» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.

Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

χορός ‎(chorósm ‎(plural χοροί)

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

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