sophi

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Latin sophī, the nominative plural form of sophus, from the Ancient Greek σοφός (sophós).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sophi (plural only)

  1. (obsolete, plural only) Wise men; sages.[1]
    • 1598: John Marston, The Scourge of Villanie, Three Books of Satyres, volume 1, chapter 3, page 181 (1966 republication)
      Valladolid, our Athens gins to tast
      Of thy ranck filth, Camphire and Lettuce chast,
      Are cleane casheird, now Sophi Ringoes eate,
      Candid Potatoes, are Athenians meate.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sophi (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete form of Sufi.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ † ˈsophi, n.” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.
  2. ^ sufi, sofi in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  3. ^ sophi in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. the Ancient Greek σοφοί (sophoí).

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈso.pʰiː/, [ˈsɔ.pʰiː]

Adjective[edit]

sophī

  1. nominative masculine plural of sophos
  2. nominative masculine plural of sophus
  3. genitive masculine singular of sophos
  4. genitive masculine singular of sophus
  5. genitive neuter singular of sophos
  6. genitive neuter singular of sophus
  7. vocative masculine plural of sophos
  8. vocative masculine plural of sophus

Noun[edit]

sophī

  1. nominative plural of sophus
  2. genitive singular of sophus
  3. vocative plural of sophus