Καλυψώ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ka.lyp.sɔ̌ː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ka.lypˈso/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ka.lypˈso/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ka.lypˈso/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ka.lipˈso/
  • Noun[edit]

    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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