ἀ̄ήρ

ἀ̄ήρ, ἠέρος
Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: `mist, haze, clouds' (Il.), later `air, atmosphere'.
Other forms: The nom. ἀ̄ήρ through dissimilation (from there Att. gen. ἀ̄έρος); later Ion. ἠήρ.
Dialectal forms: Äol. αὔηρ, Dor. ἀβήρ (= αὑήρ) H.
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: ἀήρ is not cognate with ἄημι. Meillet BSL26, 7ff. assumes an original meaning `suspension', and derives the word from ἀείρω `raise'; objections by Frisk Eranos 32, 51ff. S. also Fraenkel Glotta 32, 23. Kiparsky Lg. 43 (1968) 619, 626 derives it from *ausēr. See αὔρα.
Page in Frisk: 1,27

Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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