Καλυψώ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Probably from κᾰλῠ́πτω (kalúptō, I hide): “she who conceals”.

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Κᾰλῠψώ (Kalupsṓf (genitive Κᾰλῠψοῦς); third declension

  1. Calypso
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 1.13–15
      τὸν δ᾽ οἶον, νόστου κεχρημένον ἠδὲ γυναικός,
      νύμφη πότνι᾽ ἔρῡκε Καλυψώ, δῖα θεᾱ́ων,
      ἐν σπέσσι γλαφυροῖσι, λιλαιομένη πόσιν εἶναι.
      tòn d᾽ oîon, nóstou kekhrēménon ēdè gunaikós,
      númphē pótni᾽ érūke Kalupsṓ, dîa theā́ōn,
      en spéssi glaphuroîsi, lilaioménē pósin eînai.
      [Odysseus] alone, longing for homecoming and his wife,
      the revered nymph Calypso, brightest of goddesses, detained
      in hollow caves, longing for him to be her husband.

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