Ἶρις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presuming an earlier form *ϝῖρις (*wîris), then from Proto-Indo-European *weh₁i-ro- (a twist, thread, cord, wire), from *weh₁i- (to turn, twist, weave, plait). Cognates include English wire, Swedish vira (to twist), Latin vieō (weave together), Welsh gŵyr (bent).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Ἶρῐς (Îrisf (genitive Ῑ̓́ρῐδος); third declension

  1. Iris

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References[edit]

  • Ἶρις in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ἶρις in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,014