ὁρμή

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Could be from a Proto-Indo-European *ser- (flow, stream), and thus cognate to Sanskrit सर्म (sárma, going, running, flowing), from root सरति (sarati, to flow, run, speed). Could also be from ὄρνυμι (órnumi, I urge on, incite).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hor.mɛ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /(h)orˈme/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /orˈmi/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /orˈmi/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /orˈmi/
  • Noun[edit]

    ὁρμή (hormḗf (genitive ὁρμῆς); first declension

    1. violent pressure, assault, force
    2. first movements, beginning, start
    3. eagerness, struggle, effort
    4. violence, passion, appetite

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