Κένταυρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from κεντέω ‎(kentéō, I goad, wound) + ταῦρος ‎(taûros, bull) either from bull-fighting or from herding.

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Noun[edit]

Κένταυρος ‎(Kéntauros) (genitive Κενταύρου); m, second declension

  1. Centaur, a member of a savage race dwelling between Mt. Pelion and Mt. Ossa on the Northeastern coast of Thessaly.

Proper noun[edit]

Κένταυρος ‎(Kéntauros) (genitive Κενταύρου); m, second declension

  1. The constellation Centaurus

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • p. 1,005 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.