Aristophanes

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English[edit]

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From the Latin Aristophanēs, from the Ancient Greek Ἀριστοφᾰ́νης (Aristophánēs).

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Aristophanes

  1. An Ancient Greek male name, most famously borne by a playwright who lived from circa 446 BC to circa 386 BC.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Ἀριστοφᾰ́νης (Aristophánēs).

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Aristophanēs m (variously declined, genitive Aristophanis or Aristophanae); third or first declension

  1. Aristophanes: a male given namefamously held by:
    1. Aristophanes simpliciter (circa 446–386 BC), ancient Athenian comic poet and playwright (the most distinguished comic poet of Greece, from Lindus, on the island of Rhodes, a contemporary of Socrates)
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    2. Aristophanes of Byzantium (circa 257–185/180 BC), Hellenistic Greek scholar, critic, and grammarian, head of the Library of Alexandria from 197 BC until his death, credited with the invention of polytonic Greek orthography (a distinguished grammarian of Byzantium, pupil of Eratosthenes, and teacher of the critic Aristarchus)
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Declension[edit]

Third declension i-stem.
Number Singular
nominative Aristophanēs
genitive Aristophanis
dative Aristophanī
accusative Aristophanem
ablative Aristophane
vocative Aristophanēs
First declension, Greek type masculine in -ēs.
Number Singular
nominative Aristophanēs
genitive Aristophanae
dative Aristophanae
accusative Aristophanēn
ablative Aristophanē
vocative Aristophanē

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References[edit]

  • Ăristŏphănes in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Aristŏphănēs” on page 163/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “Aristophanēs” on page 170/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

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