Ὠκεανός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin. Beekes suggests a Pre-Greek proto-form *kay-an.

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Proper noun[edit]

Ὠκεᾰνός (Ōkeanós) (genitive Ὠκεᾰνοῦ); m, second declension

  1. Oceanus, a Greek water god usually said to be a Titan, one of the sons of Uranus and Gaia.
  2. The great freshwater river thought to encompass the world disc.
  3. The great saline outer sea (the Atlantic), as opposed to the Mediterranean.

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References[edit]

  • Ὠκεᾰνός in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  • p. 1018 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.