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Ancient Greek

Alternative forms

Etymology

Unknown; possibly loaned from a Pre-Greek substrate or other regional language. Has been tentatively and inconclusively compared with (kháos, "empty space, abyss, chasm") as well as (khaté?, "to lack, miss, need, desire"); Beekes dismisses these connections as unfounded. No apparent cognates outside of Greek.

Beekes however compares ? (kh?ra, "widow"), assuming common derivation from the Proto-Indo-European root *eh?- ("to leave behind"), which would in fact make it related to (khaté?).

Pronunciation

 

Noun

? o (kh?r?f (genitive ); first declension

  1. location, place, spot (see Latin locus)
  2. the proper place
  3. one's place in life
  4. piece of land: tract, land, field
  5. country (opposite town), countryside
  6. country, nation

Inflection

Descendants

  • -> Classical Syriac: ?
    • -> Old Armenian: (k?oray)
  • -> Coptic: ? (kh?ra)
  • Greek: ? (chóra)
  • English: isochoric
  • English: epichoric

References


Greek

Noun

? o (chóraf (plural )

  1. (geography) main town or village
  2. (geography) country, (especially) homeland, country of birth
    Synonym: ? (patrída)
    ? ? .
    I Skotía eínai chóra pou apoteleí tmíma tou IV.
    Scotland is a country that is part of the UK.

Declension

Coordinate terms

  •  f (krátos, "state")

Related terms

  •  f (endochóra, "hinterland")
  •  n (choráfi, "field")
  •  n (chorió, "village")
  •  m (chóros, "environment")
  • ? (choró, "to hold")

Verb

? o (chóra)

  1. 2nd person singular imperfective imperative form of ? (choró).
  2. 2nd person singular perfective imperative form of ? (choró).

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