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ὄνειρος

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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Ancient Greek

Alternative spellings

  • ὄνειρον
  • ὄνοιρος (Aeolic)

Etymology

Compare ὄναρ (onar)

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [óneːros]
  • (Koine): IPA: [ˈo̞niːro̞s]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ˈoniros]

Noun

ὄνειρος (genitive ὀνείρου) m, second declension; (oneiros)

  1. dream
  2. anything which is dreamlike, unreal, fleeting

Inflection

The masculine and neuter forms are sometimes used together, as well as a neuter third declension pattern, and are thus cited here together.

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