Ἶρις

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See also: ίρις

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 Low German Wir(wire), German Wiere(wire, metallic thread), Icelandic vír(wire), Swedish vira(to twist), Latin vieō(weave together), Welsh gŵyr(bent).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel ι by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Proper noun[edit]

Ἶρις (Îrisf (genitive Ἴριδος); 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