Οἰδίπους

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "with a swollen foot", showing the regular Caland system change */ro/ → */i/, as if from Proto-Indo-European *h₂oydros, whence also Old High German eittar (pus), + πούς (poús, foot). Compare οἰδέω (oidéō, to swell), from the same root.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /oi̯.dí.poːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /yˈdi.pus/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /yˈði.pus/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /yˈði.pus/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /iˈði.pus/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Οἰδῐ́πους (Oidípousm (genitive Οἰδῐ́ποδος); third declension

    1. Oedipus

    Inflection[edit]

    In verse, the genitive singular is Οῐ́δῐ́που (Oídípou).

    Descendants[edit]

    References[edit]

    • Οἰδίπους in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Οἰδίπους in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,019
    • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1054