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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).
- (Classical): IPA: [opɔː́raː]
- (Koine): IPA: [o̞pˈo̞ːraː]
- (Byzantine): IPA: [opˈora]
ὀπώρα (genitive ὀπώρας) f, first declension; (opōra)
- 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
- since it was the fruit-time, it came to mean the fruit itself
- (metaphorically) summer-bloom, i. e. the bloom of youth,
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