ἀ̆ρά

ἀ̆ρά
Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: `prayer, curse' (Il.).
Dialectal forms: Doubtful Myc. katawo. Ion. ἀ̄ρή. Arc. κάταρϜος `cursed'
Compounds: πολυαᾱρητος (Od.) `much prayed for'
Derivatives: ἀραῖος `belonging to -' (trag.); ἀρᾱτός, -η- `prayed for, accursed' (Il.). Denom. ἀράομαι `id.' (Il.); from this ἀρητήρ m. `who prays, priest' (Il.).
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: Arcadian shows *ἀρϜά, which explains the different quality of the ἀ-. On the final in Attic ἀρά from (-)ἀράομαι or the usual plural ἀραί?; s. Schwyzer 188 A. 2. - Unexplained. Meillet compared ἀρύει `cry'. Not to Arm owranam `deny' (\< *ōr-). To Lat. ōrō?
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Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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