Marathon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μαραθών (Marathṓn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmærəθən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmærəˌθɑn/, /ˈmɛrəˌθɑn/
  • Hyphenation: Mar‧a‧thon

Proper noun[edit]

Marathon

  1. a town in Attica, Greece, the site of the victory in 490 BC of heavily outnumbered Athenians against Persians

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μαραθών (Marathṓn), from μάραθον (márathon, fennel), referring to the prevalence of the plant in the area.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaʁatɔn/, [ˈmaʁatʰɔn]

Noun[edit]

Marathon m (genitive Marathons, plural Marathons)

  1. (sports or figuratively) marathon

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Μα^ρα^θών". A Greek-English Lexicon. 1940. Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott. 12 September 2013, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0057:entry=*maraqw/n.