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First declension Noun; Feminine Transliteration:

Principal Part: Μαῖρα

Structure: Μαιρ (Stem) + ᾱ (Ending)

Etym.: marmai/rw


  1. the sparkler


First declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • Ἠριγόνῃ δὲ τῇ θυγατρὶ τὸν πατέρα μαστευούσῃ κύων συνήθησ ὄνομα Μαῖρα, ἣ τῷ Ἰκαρίῳ συνείπετο, τὸν νεκρὸν ἐμήνυσε· (Apollodorus, Library and Epitome, book 3, chapter 14 7:6)
  • ἔνθα δ’ ἐήν Κλυμένη Ιἄνειρά τε καὶ Ιἄνασσα Μαῖρα καὶ Ὠρείθυια ἐϋπλόκαμόσ τ’ Ἀμάθεια ἄλλαι θ’ αἳ κατὰ βένθοσ ἁλὸσ Νηρηί̈δεσ ἦσαν. (Homer, Iliad, Book 18 4:13)
  • τάχα δ’ ἂν καὶ ἀπόγονοσ τῆσ Ἄτλαντοσ Μαιρᾶσ ἑτέρα Μαιρὰ ἀφίκοιτο ἐσ τὴν Μαντινικήν. (Pausanias, Description of Greece, , chapter 12 12:5)
  • Τεγεάτησ δὲ καὶ Μαιρὰ τὸ μὲν παραυτίκα Ἀπόλλωνι καὶ Ἀρτέμιδι θύουσιν, ὕστερον δὲ ἐπιλαβούσησ ἀκαρπίασ ἰσχυρᾶσ ἦλθε μάντευμα ἐκ Δελφῶν Σκέφρον θρηνεῖν. (Pausanias, Description of Greece, , chapter 53 3:2)
  • ὑπὲρ τούτουσ Μαῖρά ἐστιν ἐπὶ πέτρᾳ καθεζομένη· (Pausanias, Description of Greece, , chapter 30 9:1)


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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