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ἀδελφή

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
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Ancient Greek

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [adelpʰɛː́]
  • (Koine): IPA: [adɛlpʰˈeː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [aðelɸˈi]

Etymology

Feminine form of ἀδελφός "brother"

Noun

ἀδελφή (genitive ἀδελφῆς) f, first declension; (adelphē)

  1. sister
  2. some other female relation, such as wife or cousin

Inflection

References

Strong’s concordance number: G79

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