Αἴτνη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Suggested connection with Proto-Indo-European *h₂eydʰ- (burn; fire), with > t through Sicule dialect. If so, then cognate with Ancient Greek αἴθω (aíthō, I burn), Latin aestus (hot), aestās (summer), possibly aedis (shrine, temple).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Αἴτνη (Aítnēf (genitive Αἴτνης); first declension

  1. Mount Etna
  2. (Greek mythology) Aetna (Sicilian nymph)
  3. Aetna (ancient city in Sicily)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: Aetna (see there for more)

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