ἕρμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to εἴρω (eírō, I string together) +‎ -μᾰ (-ma).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hér.ma/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)ɛr.ma/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈer.ma/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈer.ma/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈer.ma/
  • Noun[edit]

    ἕρμᾰ (hérman (genitive ἕρμᾰτος); third declension

    1. prop, support, foundation, stay (of a ship)
    2. defense, cause
    3. reef, rock
    4. hill
    5. pendant of the ear, earring

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    References[edit]

    • ἕρμα in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • ἕρμα in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • ἕρμα in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • ἕρμα in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • ἕρμα in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.