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βορά

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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Charles De Montesquieu
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Ancient Greek

Etymology

Perhaps from, or at least cognate with βιβρώσκω (I eat), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷer-. Cognates include Sanskrit गिरति (girati), Armenian կեր- (ker-), root pertaining to eating), and Latin vorō.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [boraː́]
  • (Koine): IPA: [bo̞rˈaː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [βorˈa]

Noun

βορά (genitive βορᾶς) f, first declension; (bora)

  1. food, meat, properly of carnivorous beasts

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