Abdera

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English[edit]

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄβδηρα (Abdēra).

Proper noun[edit]

Abdera

  1. A Thracian town known for the foolishness of its inhabitants.

Translations[edit]


Latin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Abdēra n (variously declined, genitive Abdērōrum or Abdērae); [[Appendix:Latin declension|]] or second declension

  1. Abdera (A Thracian town known for its inhabitants' foolishness)
  2. (figuratively, by extension) Chelm, cloud-cuckoo-land

Declension[edit]

This can be declined in two various fashions.

Second declension neuter with locative.

Number Plural
nominative Abdēra
genitive Abdērōrum
dative Abdērīs
accusative Abdēra
ablative Abdērīs
vocative Abdēra
locative Abdērīs

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Abdēra
genitive Abdērae
dative Abdērae
accusative Abdēram
ablative Abdērā
vocative Abdēra
locative Abdērae

References[edit]

Abdera in D. P. Simpson, Cassell's Latin Dictionary, Wiley Publishing, 1968