aether

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See also: Aether and æther

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Noun[edit]

aether (countable and uncountable, plural aethers)

  1. Alternative spelling of ether

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Latin[edit]

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  • Georges: "Genet. aetheros, Stat. silv. 4, 2, 25; Theb. 3, 525"
  • Gaffiot: "gén. aetheros St. S. 4, 2, 25: Th. 3, 525"
  • L&S: "Gr. gen. aetheros"

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αἰθήρ (aithḗr, air; ether).

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Noun[edit]

aethēr m (genitive aetheris); third declension

  1. the upper, pure, bright air; ether; the heavens
  2. the air or sky; light of day
  3. the upper world, the earth (as opposed to the lower world)
  4. the brightness or ethereal matter surrounding a deity

Declension[edit]

Note that, in Late Latin, the plural is sometimes written as aethera.

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, variant with nominative singular in -ēr).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aethēr aetherēs
Genitive aetheris aetherum
Dative aetherī aetheribus
Accusative aethera
aetherem
aetherēs
Ablative aethere aetheribus
Vocative aethēr aetherēs

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: èter
  • English: ether
  • French: éther
  • Galician: éter
  • German: Äther
  • Italian: etere
  • Portuguese: éter
  • Spanish: éter

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