English translation (word)
English translation (etymon)
ἀρητῆρα· ἱερέα, παρὰ τὸ ἀρῶ τὸ εὔχομαι. Τὸ δὲ ἀρῶ καὶ ἀρὰ ἡ εὐχὴ παρὰ τὸ ἀρνός, ἀρνά, καὶ ἀρά· δι’ ἀρνῶν γὰρ οἱ παλαιοὶ τὰς εὐχὰς ἐπετέλουν
Arētēra "priest", from arô "to pray". And arô and ara "prayer" come from "lamb" (arēn, arnos), arna, and ara: because the ancients used to make prayers with lambs
Reversal of the usual etymology for ἀρήν (see ἀρἠν / ἀρά). It starts from an inflected form, the accusative ἄρνα. from which ἀρά is drawn through deletion of the [n]. The etymon (lamb) is the means allowing the lemma (prayer) to be realized.
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