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ἠνορέη (ēnoreē) -> manhood

Hi, apparently this is Homeric and means "manhood"; I only have it's English transliteration. What's the word in Greek and do we know anything about it's etymology?
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« Reply #1 on: 24 Nov, 2008, 19:06:07 »
Well, there's ἠνορέη (Doric ἀνορέα), epic/poetic word for "manhood."  But "-enorée" doesn't look like an English transliteration;  it looks more like the French version of an ending on a Greek personal name:  -ενωρεία?  -ενοραῖα?  Where did you find it, Alex?
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« Reply #2 on: 24 Nov, 2008, 19:25:08 »
Snell, Poetry and Society, pp. 36. "Homer has a word for "manhood" which means manly courage: enorée". The first e in enorée is marked as a long vowel -I don't know how to type an e like that.
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« Reply #3 on: 24 Nov, 2008, 19:38:15 »
I don't know how to type an e like that.
Neither do I.  So I have to select "e + macron" from Character Map (a tool you can activate from Windows), copy, and paste.  Snell should have used a macron on both first and last "e"s:  ēnoréē.
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« Reply #4 on: 24 Nov, 2008, 19:45:47 »
So we have "ἠνορέη". Any ideas about its etymology? Any other words with the same root?
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« Reply #5 on: 25 Nov, 2008, 03:03:56 »
Ἀνήρ, for one.  Or ἀγ-ήνωρ, "very manly."
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« Reply #6 on: 25 Nov, 2008, 03:07:46 »
Ouch :-) Well thank you Bill, you're great help.
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