Θεσσαλονίκη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Θεσσᾰλός (Thessalós, Thessalian) +‎ νῑ́κη (nī́kē, victory). The woman was named by her father, Philip II, in honor of his military victory in Thessaly, and later the city was named after her by Cassander, her husband.

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /tʰes.sa.lo.nǐː.kɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /tʰɛs.sa.loˈni.ke/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /θes.sa.loˈni.ki/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /θes.sa.loˈni.ci/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /θe.sa.loˈni.ci/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Θεσσᾰλονῑ́κη (Thessalonī́kēf (genitive Θεσσᾰλονῑ́κης); first declension

    1. Thessaloniki, a city in Greece.
    2. Thessalonica, daughter of Philip II, half-sister of Alexander the Great, and wife of Cassander, all three of whom were kings of Macedonia at one point.

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    Greek[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek Θεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloníkē).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • (file)
    • IPA(key): /θesaloˈnici/
    • Hyphenation: Θε‧σσα‧λο‧νί‧κη

    Proper noun[edit]

    Θεσσαλονίκη (Thessaloníkif

    1. Thessaloniki (second biggest city in Greece)

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    • συμπρωτεύουσα f (symprotévousa, second largest city, co-capital) (often used to refer to Thessaloniki in Greece)

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