Εὐρώπη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from εὐρύς (eurús, broad) +‎ ὤψ (ṓps, eye, face), which may in turn be a secondary interpretation of a Semitic word for “sunset, west”; compare Aramaic ערובה(ʿrōbā, sunset, Sabbath eve), Hebrew בֶּן‑עֲרֻבָּה(ben‑aruboh, hostages), Classical Syriac ܥܪܘܒܐ(aruba, hostages) or Hebrew מַעֲרָב(ma‑ārov, occident, west), Classical Syriac ܡܰܥܪܒܐ(ma‑arba, occident, west) & Arabic غَرْب(gharb, occident, west).

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Proper noun[edit]

Εὐρώπη (Eurṓpēf (genitive Εὐρώπης); first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Europa, a Phoenician princess abducted to Crete by Zeus
  2. Europe, a continent

Inflection[edit]

The personal name rarely takes a definite article.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Εὐρώπη in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Εὐρώπη in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,010