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ὀπώρα

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Ancient Greek

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Etymology

Seems to be a contraction of an original *ὀποσάρα, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eser, a variant of *h₁esen. Cognates include Russian осень (osen'), Gothic 𐌰𐍃𐌰𐌽𐍃 (asans), and Old English earnian (English earn).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [opɔː́raː]
  • (Koine): IPA: [o̞pˈo̞ːraː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [opˈora]

Noun

ὀπώρα (genitive ὀπώρας) f, first declension; (opōra)

  1. the part of the year between the rising of Sirius and of Arcturus (i. e. the end of July, all August and part of September), the end of summer; later it was used for autumn
  2. since it was the fruit-time, it came to mean the fruit itself
  3. (metaphorically) summer-bloom, i. e. the bloom of youth,

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