Θαλῆς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from θᾰ́λλω (thállō, to thrive) +‎ -ης (-ēs), in which case “one who thrives”.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /tʰa.lɛ̂ːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /tʰaˈles/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /θaˈlis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /θaˈlis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /θaˈlis/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Θᾰλῆς (Thalêsm (genitive Θᾰ́λεω or Θᾰλοῦ); first declension
    Θᾰλῆς (Thalêsm (genitive Θᾰ́λητος); third declension

    1. Thales

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    References[edit]

    • Θαλῆς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Θαλῆς 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 1,027