Θῆβαι

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Θῆβαι ‎(Thêbaif ‎(genitive Θηβῶν); first declension

  1. Thebes, the name of a city in Boeotia and the name of another city in Egypt
    • Homer, Iliad 6.222-223
      Τυδέα δ᾽ οὐ μέμνημαι, ἐπεί μ᾽ ἔτι τυτθὸν ἐόντα / κάλλιφ᾽, ὅτ᾽ ἐν Θήβῃσιν ἀπώλετο λαὸς Ἀχαιῶν.
      • 1990 translation by Robert Fagles
        My father, Tydeus, I really don't remember. I was just a baby when father left me then, that time an Achaean army went to die at Thebes.

Inflection[edit]

The name of the Egyptian city is sometimes singular in verse.

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References[edit]

  • Θῆβαι in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Θῆβαι in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Θῆβαι in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Θῆβαι in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,027