ὄμμα

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From the radical *ὀπ- (from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ-) + -μα (-ma), with regressive assimilation (compare the Aeolic form, with progressive assimilation).

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ὄμμᾰ (ómman (genitive ὄμμᾰτος); third declension

  1. (chiefly poetic) eye
    1. the eye of heaven; i.e. the sun
    2. (generally) light
      1. (figuratively) that which brings light
      2. (figuratively) anything dear or precious, as the apple of an eye
    3. the face or human form
    4. an eye-hole in a helmet

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