ἀήρ

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Etymology[edit]

Beekes gives Proto-Hellenic *auhḗr ‎(morning mist), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewsḗr, from *h₂ews- ‎(dawn; east). Cognate with αὔρᾱ ‎(aúrā) < *h₂éwsreh₂, Latin aurōra).[1]
Sihler gives Proto-Hellenic *āwḗr ‎(morning mist) but provides no further etymology.[2][3]

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Noun[edit]

ᾱ̓ήρ ‎(āḗrm ‎(genitive ᾱ̓έρος); third declension

  1. mist
  2. air
  3. wind
  4. space, volume
  5. blue or grey (the colour of the sky)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ᾱ̓ήρ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 27
  2. ^ Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, § 54
  3. ^ Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, § 284 A