Ἀχέρων

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Connection to Proto-Balto-Slavic *éźera (lake) is dubious.[1][2] Folk etymology claims it from ἄχεα ῥέων (ho ákhea rhéōn, the stream of woe).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /a.kʰé.rɔːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /aˈkʰɛ.ron/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /aˈxe.ron/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /aˈçe.ron/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /aˈçe.ron/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Ἀχέρων (Akhérōnm (genitive Ἀχέροντος); third declension

    1. Acheron, a river in Epirus

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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “éźero”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 148
    2. ^ Nuova Italia (1972): Conoscenza religiosa, p. 26