ἀμβροσία

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Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ἀμβροσῐ́ᾱ (ambrosíā)

  1. inflection of ἀμβρόσιος (ambrósios):
    1. feminine nominative/vocative singular
    2. feminine nominative/accusative/vocative dual

Etymology 2[edit]

From ἄμβροτος (ámbrotos, immortal) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā, abstract noun suffix). The τ (t) changed to σ (s) by palatalization. Cognate with Sanskrit अमृत (amṛ́ta, elixir of life, immortality, food and nectar of the gods)

Noun[edit]

ἀμβροσῐ́ᾱ (ambrosíāf (genitive ἀμβροσῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. ambrosia
  2. elixir of life
  3. food, perfume, unguent of the gods
  4. immortality
  5. simulated divine ambrosia used in religious rites
  6. name of some medicines
  7. a festival of Bacchus
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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: αμβροσία f (amvrosía)
  • Latin: ambrosia
  • Russian: амбро́зия f (ambrózija)

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