ὀφρύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃bʰrúHs. Cognates include Sanskrit भ्रू (bhrū), Lithuanian bruvis, Tocharian B pärwāne, and Old English brū (English brow).

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Noun[edit]

ὀφρῡ́ς (ophrū́sf (genitive ὀφρῠ́ος); third declension

  1. eyebrow
  2. brow of a hill

Usage notes[edit]

As motion of the eyebrows is indicative of many emotions, ὀφρύς is often used in reference to various emotions.

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