Phoenix

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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin phoenīx, from Ancient Greek φοῖνιξ (phoîniks), Φοῖνιξ (Phoîniks), from Egyptian Fnkhw (Syrian people). Signifies "mythical bird," also "the date" (fruit and tree), also "Phoenician," literally "purple-red," perhaps a foreign word, or from phoinos (blood-red). Exact relation and order of the senses in Greek is unclear.

Proper noun[edit]

Phoenix f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Phoeniceae — the date palms.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Sphingidae — certain butterflies.

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin phoenīx, from Ancient Greek φοῖνιξ (phoîniks), Φοῖνιξ (Phoîniks)

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Proper noun[edit]

Phoenix

  1. (mythology) A mythical firebird; especially the sacred one from ancient Egyptian mythology
  2. (astronomy) A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the mythical bird. It lies north of Tucana.
  3. (Greek mythology) A character in the Iliad and father of Adonis in Greek mythology or a different character in Greek mythology, brother of Europa and Cadmus
  4. The capital city of Arizona, United States.
  5. A nickname sometimes used for Japan after World War II.

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Proper noun[edit]

Phoenix m

  1. (astronomy) Phoenix

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek φοῖνιξ (phoîniks), Φοῖνιξ (Phoîniks)

Proper noun[edit]

Phoenīx m (genitive Phoenīcis); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) A companion of Achilles during the Trojan War.

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