rough breathingrough breathing
- in written Greek, the mark (?) placed over an initial vowel or ? (rho) to show that in ancient Greek it was pronounced with a preceding (h) sound, or aspirate
- the sound thus indicated
Origin of rough breathingtranslated, translation of Classical Latin spiritus asper
- An aspirate sound in ancient Greek like that of the sound (h) in English.
- The symbol (&thin;&rough;&thin;) written over some initial vowels and the letter rho in ancient Greek to indicate that a word begins with the sound (h).
- In ancient Greek, a word beginning with the sound (h) plus a vowel or diphthong.
(plural rough breathings)
- The sound equivalent to an initial "h" before a vowel or an "r" in Ancient Greek.
- The mark used to indicate the occurrence of the sound.