χώρα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown; possibly loaned from a Pre-Greek substrate or other regional language. Has been tentatively and inconclusively compared with χᾰ́ος (kháos, empty space, abyss, chasm) as well as χατέω (khatéō, to lack, miss, need, desire); Beekes dismisses these connections as unfounded. No apparent cognates outside of Greek.

Beekes however compares χήρα (khḗra, widow), assuming common derivation from the Proto-Indo-European root *ǵʰeh₁- (to leave behind), which would not make it related to χατέω (khatéō).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

χώρᾱ (khṓrāf (genitive χώρᾱς); first declension

  1. location, place, spot (see Latin locus)
  2. the proper place
  3. one's place in life
  4. piece of land: tract, land, field
  5. country (opposite town), countryside
  6. country, nation

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Descendants[edit]

  • Classical Syriac: ܟܘܪܐ
  • Coptic: ⲭⲱⲣⲁ (khōra)
  • Greek: χώρα (chóra)
  • English: isochoric
  • English: epichoric

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

χώρα (chóraf (plural χώρες)

  1. (geography) main town or village
  2. (geography) country, (especially) homeland, country of birth
    Synonym: πατρίδα (patrída)
    Η Σκωτία είναι χώρα που αποτελεί τμήμα του ΗΒ.
    I Skotía eínai chóra pou apoteleí tmíma tou IV.
    Scotland is a country that is part of the UK.

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Verb[edit]

χώρα (chóra)

  1. 2nd person singular imperfective imperative form of χωρώ (choró)
  2. 2nd person singular perfective imperative form of χωρώ (choró)