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 (Oidípousm (genitive Οἰδίποδος); third declension

  1. Oedipus

Inflection[edit]

In verse, the genitive singular is Οἰδίπου.

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