Οἰδίπους

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "with a swollen foot", with a regular sound 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]

Proper noun[edit]

Οἰδίπους ‎(Oidípous) (genitive Οἰδίποδος); m, third declension

  1. Oedipus

Inflection[edit]

In verse, the genitive singular is Οἰδίπου.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • p. 1,019 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume 2, page 1054