οἰκουμένη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From οἰκέω (oikéō, I inhabit, dwell). Noun is from the participle with γῆ (, earth) implied.

Participle[edit]

οἰκουμένη (oikoumenē)

  1. feminine nominative singular of οἰκούμενος (oikoúmenos), present middle/passive participle of οἰκέω (oikéō)
  2. feminine vocative singular of οἰκούμενος (oikoúmenos)

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Noun[edit]

οἰκουμένη (oikouménē) (genitive οἰκουμένης) f, first declension

  1. inhabited region
  2. the Greek world (as opposed to the lands of the barbarians
  3. the inhabited world (=Asia, Europe, northern Africa)
  4. the world
  5. the Roman Empire

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