ὀπώρα

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Etymology[edit]

Seems to be a contraction of an original *ὀποσάρα (*oposára), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eser, a variant of *h₁esen. Cognates include Russian осень (osen'), Gothic 𐌰𐍃𐌰𐌽𐍃 (asans), and Old English earnian (English earn).

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Noun[edit]

ὀπώρα (opṓra) (genitive ὀπώρας) f, first declension

  1. the part of the year between the rising of Sirius and of Arcturus (i. e. the end of July, all August and part of September), the end of summer; later it was used for autumn
  2. since it was the fruit-time, it came to mean the fruit itself
  3. (figuratively) summer-bloom, i. e. the bloom of youth,

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