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The Ancient Greek word for light is
φωστήρ





light



Translations for light and their definitions

φῶς
     1. n. alternative form of grc φᾰ́ος (grc-att)


φωτίζω
     1. to light
     2. to illuminate


ἐλαφρός
     1. adj. light, unheavy


φωστήρ
     1. n. that which gives light, as the sun or stars
     2. n. splendor, radiance


ἅπτω
     1. v. to kindle, set on fire, fasten fire to
     2. v. to fasten to, bind fast
     3. v. to join to
     4. v. (middle) to fasten myself to, cling to, hang on by, lay hold of, grasp, touch
     5. v. (middle) to reach the mark
     6. v. (middle) to engage in, take part in
     7. v. (middle) to set upon, attack, assail
     8. v. (middle) to touch, affect
     9. v. (middle) to grasp with the senses, apprehend, perceive
     10. v. (middle) to come up to, reach, gain


αἴθω
     1. v. To ignite, kindle, light
           οἱ δὲ Λακεδαιμόνιοι ... πέμψαντες τὸ δεύτερον εἰρώτων τί θέλοντες Μινύαι ἥκοιέν τε ἐς τὴν χώρην καὶ πῦρ αἴθοιεν. - The Lacedaemonians sent a second time and asked what with what intention the M
     2. v. (rarely, intransitive, more commonly in the middle) To burn, blaze
           δεινὸν ἀποπνείουσα πυρὸς μένος αἰθομένοιο - breathing out the terrible strength of burning fire describing the l
           αἰθέσθω δὲ πῦρ / προχύταις καθαρσίοισι - let the fire burn for the purifying meal
           οἱ δὲ ἱππεῖς ... ἔκαιον, καὶ οἱ πελτασταὶ ... ἔκαιον πάντα ὅσα καύσιμα ἑώρων, καὶ ἡ στρατιὰ δέ, εἴ τινι παραλειπομένῳ ἐντυγχάνοιεν: ὥστε πᾶσα ἡ χώρα αἴθεσθαι ἐδόκει καὶ τὸ στράτευμα πολὺ εἶναι.


φέγγος
     1. n. light, splendour, lustre
     2. n. moonlight
     3. n. light of torches or fire
     4. n. light of the eyes
     5. n. (metaphorically) delight, glory, pride


κοῦφος
     1. adj. light, not heavy, nimble


ἀβαρής
     1. adj. without weight, weightless
     2. adj. not burdensome


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