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.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

Κένταυρος (Kéntaurosm (genitive Κενταύρου); 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 (Kéntaurosm (genitive Κενταύρου); second declension

  1. The constellation Centaurus

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References[edit]

  • Κένταυρος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Κένταυρος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Κένταυρος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Κένταυρος 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 1,005