Origin of peloriaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek pel?ros, monstrous ; from (Aeolic) pel?r, monster, variant, variety of tel?r, for an unverified form ter?r ; from Indo-European an unverified form kwer?r ; from base an unverified form kwer-, to make, form from source Old Irish cruth, shape
Origin of peloriaNew Latin, from Greek pel&omacron;ros, monstrous, from pel&omacron;r, monster; see kwer- in Indo-European roots.
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From Ancient Greek Ï€ÎÎ»Ï‰Ï (pelÅr, “monster").