ἡμέρα

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Etymology[edit]

Lengthened form of ἦμαρ ‎(êmar, day), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₃mr̥ ‎(heat), from *h₂eh₃- ‎(be hot, burn). Initial aspiration (h) in Attic probably comes by analogy with ἑσπέρᾱ ‎(hespérā). Cognate with Old Armenian աւր ‎(awr, day).

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Noun[edit]

ἡμέρᾱ ‎(hēmérāf ‎(genitive ἡμέρᾱς); first declension hmera emera may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ἡμέρᾱ.

  1. day
  2. (with adjectives) a time of life of a particular type or length
  3. (poetic) time
  4. (adverbial)
    1. (genitive) within a certain number of days; by day; sometime during a particular day
    2. (dative) on a particular day
    3. (accusative) for a day or days; after a day or a certain number of days; in the daytime

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