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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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
    When rosy-fingered Dawn appeared early-born

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