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]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Θᾰλῆς (Thalêsm (genitive Θᾰλέω or Θᾰλοῦ); first declension
Θᾰλῆς (Thalêsm (genitive Θᾰλῆτος); third declension

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Thales

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: Θαλής (Thalís)
  • Czech: Thalés
  • English: Thales
  • Latin: Thalēs
  • Italian: Talete
  • Turkish: Thales

References[edit]

  • Θαλῆς in Liddell & Scott, A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1940
  • Θαλῆς in Liddell & Scott, An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889
  • Woodhouse, S. C., English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1910, page 1,027