Cognate class 1467
return to ‘day’
Chantraine, Pierre. 1968-1980. Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grec. Paris: ...
S.v. ἦμαρ. The earlier consonant stem ἦμαρ found in Mycenaean Greek and Homer was replaced by Attic-Ionic ἡμέρα, which had been remodelled as a feminine ā-stem noun. The aspiration found in the Attic form only (West Greek, Arcadian, Lesbian, etc. ἀμέρα) usually considered to be analogical on the basis of ἑσπέρα 'evening'.
Beekes, Robert. 2010. Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Leiden: Brill.
Reconstructs for ἦμαρ (on the basis of which Attic ἡμέρα was created) PIE *Heh₂mer-. The Armenian form awr reflects a form *amōr, which might possibly be found in the Mycenaean attestation of a-mo-ra-ma /āmōr-āmar/ 'day after day'.
Possibly attested in reduplicated adverbial a-mo-ra-ma /aːmor-aːmar/ 'daily' (in KN Am 600.a). Cf. Hom. ἦμαρ, Arcadian ἆμαρ 'day'
Alternative form ημέρα
day [24 hrs]. Also 'time, age'.
AF: AWR, ōr. Refers to both ‘day’ as opposed to ‘night’, and the whole day.
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Indo-European Lexical Cognacy Database (LexDB version 0.9)