Οἰδίπους

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "with a swollen foot", with a regular sound change */ro/ → */i/, as if from Proto-Indo-European *h₂oydros, whence also Old High German eittar (pus), + πούς (poús, foot). Compare οἰδέω (oidéō, to swell), from the same root.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Οἰδίπους (Oidípous) (genitive Οἰδίποδος) m, third declension

  1. Oedipus

Inflection[edit]

In verse, the genitive singular is Οἰδίπου.

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