Praxiteles

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English[edit]

The Aphrodite of Cnidus, one of Praxiteles’ most famous sculptures.

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin Prāxitelēs, from the Ancient Greek Πρᾱξῐτέλης (Prāksitélēs).

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Praxiteles

  1. The most renowned of the Attic sculptors of the 4th century BC, and the first to sculpt the nude female form in a life-size statue.
  2. A crater on the planet Mercury measuring 182 km in diameter.
  3. A main-belt asteroid discovered in 1973.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Πρᾱξῐτέλης (Prāksitélēs).

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Proper noun[edit]

Prāxitelēs m (genitive Prāxitelis); third declension

  1. Praxiteles (a celebrated Greek sculptor)

Declension[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular
nominative Prāxitelēs
genitive Prāxitelis
dative Prāxitelī
accusative Prāxitelem
ablative Prāxitele
vocative Prāxitelēs

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References[edit]

  • Praxĭtĕles in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Praxĭtĕlēs” on page 1,234/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

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