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ὀφρύς

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Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Lord Byron
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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰruH. Cognates include Sanskrit भ्रू (bhrū), Lithuanian bruvis, and Old English brū (English brow).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [opʰrʉ́s]
  • (Koine): IPA: [o̞pʰrˈys]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [oɸrˈys]

Noun

ὀφρύς (genitive ὀφρύος) f, third declension; (ophrus)

  1. eyebrow
  2. brow of a hill

Usage notes

As motion of the eyebrows is indicative of many emotions, ὀφρύς is often used in reference to various emotions.

Inflection

References

Strong’s concordance number: G3790

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