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ἀρήν

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From *ϝαρήν from Proto-Indo-European *urh₁en-. Cognates include Sanskrit उरण (úraṇa) and Armenian գառն (kaṙn).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [arɛː́n]
  • (Koine): IPA: [arˈeːn]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [arˈin]

Noun

ἀρήν (genitive ἀρνός) m, f, third declension; (arēn)

  1. a lamb
  2. a sheep, whether ram or ewe
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) shunted ears of wheat

Inflection

The nominative is only found in early inscriptions, the inflected forms being used in later Greek for ἀμνός (amnos).

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