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χήρα 1

I.bereft of a husband, a widow, Lat. vidua, c. gen., χήρη σευ ἔσομαι, says Andromache to Hector, Il.; χῆραι γυναῖκες widow women, id=Il.; so Eur., etc.
2.from χήρα was formed the masc. χῆρος (as widower from widow), Anth.
II.χῆρος, α, ον, as adj., in metaph. sense, widowed, bereaved, χῆρα μέλαθρα Eur.; c. gen., φάρσος στελεοῦ χῆρον a piece torn from the stem, Anth.
deriv. uncertain

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