ὄμβρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Traditionally connected to Sanskrit अभ्र (abhrá), Latin imber, and Old Armenian ամբ (amb), but formal derivation from Proto-Indo-European *n̥bʰrós presents several problems. *n̥, *bʰ would be expected to yield ᾰ, φ (a, ph), although Miller’s deaspiration rule would explain this. The accent would likely be on the ultima. Possibly related to Mycenaean Greek 𐀃𐀖𐀪𐀍 (o-mi-ri-jo), 𐀃𐀖𐀪𐀍𐀂 (o-mi-ri-jo-i, dat. pl.). Szemerényi assumes a loanword, so it is possibly a Pre-Greek word.

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Noun[edit]

ὄμβρος (ómbrosm (genitive ὄμβρου); second declension

  1. storm of rain, thunderstorm, sent by Zeus
  2. (in general) water, as an element
  3. inundation, flood, deluge
  4. (figuratively) storm, shower

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