ἄμβροτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *n̥mr̥tós. Equivalent to ἀ- (a-, not) +‎ βροτός (brotós, mortal). The β (b) developed by epenthesis, as the earlier form was *amrtos, with a nasal-liquid cluster, which is not allowed in Greek phonotactics. Cognate with Sanskrit Amrita and Avestan Ameretat.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ám.bro.tos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈam.bro.tos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈam.bro.tos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈam.bro.tos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈam.bro.tos/
  • Adjective[edit]

    ᾰ̓́μβροτος (ámbrotosm (feminine ᾰ̓μβρότη, neuter ᾰ̓́μβροτον); first/second declension

    1. immortal, divine
    2. belonging to the gods

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