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]

 

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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