ἐρῆμος

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: έρημος

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, but seems to be of Indo-European origin. Possibly Proto-Indo-European *h₁reh₁- (to separate). Compare Latin rēte, rārus, Sanskrit ऋते (r̥té), and Lithuanian irti.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

ἐρῆμος (erêmosm (feminine ἐρήμη, neuter ἐρῆμον); first/second declension

  1. lonely, lonesome, solitary
    1. (of places)
    2. (of persons or animals)
    3. (of conditions)
  2. (with genitive) bereft of, void or destitute of, undefended
    1. (of persons) abandoned by
    2. (with no bad sense) wanting, without
  3. (substantive, usually feminine, occasionally masculine) an undefended action, in which one part does not appear, and judgement goes against them by default
  4. (feminine substantive) desert

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

from the Attic form ἔρημος (érēmos):

References[edit]