ἄμβροτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ə́mrətos, 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 Modern Greek phonotactics. Cognate with Sanskrit अमृत (amṛ́ta) and Avestan 𐬀𐬨𐬆𐬱𐬀(aməša).

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (Poetic) immortal, divine
    Synonyms: ἀθάνατος (athánatos), ἄφθῐτος (áphthitos)
    Antonyms: βρότειος (bróteios), βροτός (brotós), θνητός (thnētós), μορτός (mortós)
  2. (Poetic) belonging to the gods

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