Λέσβος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Name said to originally mean 'forested' or 'woody,' possibly a Hittite borrowing, as the original Hittite name for the island was Lazpa.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /léz.bos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈlɛz.bos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈlez.βos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈlez.vos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈlez.vos/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Λέσβος (Lésbosf (genitive Λέσβου); second declension

    1. Lesbos

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    References[edit]

    • Λέσβος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Λέσβος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • Λέσβος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,015

    Greek[edit]

    Λέσβος

    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek Λέσβος (Lésbos).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): /ˈlezvos/
    • Hyphenation: Λέσ‧βος

    Proper noun[edit]

    Λέσβος (Lésvosf

    1. Lesbos (third largest island in Greece)

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