Ἠώς

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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs (dawn), which was also personified as a goddess of dawn in Proto-Indo-European religion. Cognates include Latin Aurora, aurora, Sanskrit उषस् (uṣás, dawn; Ushas) and possibly Old English Ēostre.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ɛː.ɔ̌ːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /eˈos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /iˈos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /iˈos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /iˈos/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Ἠώς (Ēṓsf (genitive Ἠοῦς); third declension

    1. the goddess Eos
      800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Iliad 1.477, (Same line is repeated numerous times in both the Iliad and the Odyssey to announce a new day in the story.)
      ἦμος δ' ἠριγένεια φάνη ῥοδοδάκτυλος Ἠώς
      êmos d' ērigéneia phánē rhododáktulos Ēṓs
      When rosy-fingered Dawn appeared early-born

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