ἐρῆμος

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See also: έρημος

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *h₁reh₁-mos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁reh₁- (to separate).[1] Compare Latin rēte, rārus and Sanskrit ऋते (r̥té).[2]

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲉⲣⲏⲙⲟⲥ (erēmos)
  • Latin: erēmus, herēmus

From the Attic form ἔρημος (érēmos):

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἐρῆμος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 456-457
  2. ^ Frisk, Hjalmar (1960) "ἐρήμος" in "Griechisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch", volume 1, p. 557