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Etymology or cognates for ἀνιαρός?

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:41 am

Is there a ready etymology or any cognates for ἀνιαρός?

This question arise while reading τήνδ᾽ ἔτι λύπην ἀνιαροτάτην (Eur.Med.1113)

My first thoughts are "unhealable" or "which can't be gotten through", but I'm not convinced by them.
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Re: Etymology or cognates for ἀνιαρός?

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:18 pm

If the -ία in ἀνία is just part of the morphology of the noun, then ἀν may be onomatopeic - a sigh.
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Re: Etymology or cognates for ἀνιαρός?

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:27 pm

On a side note:
The etymology of the toponym Βηθανία as a Aramaic-Greek hybrid בית-ἀνία, after the same model of Aramaic-Greek hybrid as Βαρτιμαῖος, viz. בר-Τίμαιος, seems plausible, without trying too hard to get other explanations from other languages for -ανία.
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