Πάν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

In the Homeric Hymn to Hermes it is claimed that Πάν (Pán) derives from πᾶν (pân), neuter nominative singular of πᾶς (pâs, every) because "he delighted all".

Alternatively, the deity may be of Indo-European origin; see Sanskrit पूषन् (pūṣan) "Pushan," literally "nourisher," a Vedic god associated with guarding and multiplying cattle, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-.

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Proper noun[edit]

Πᾱ́ν (Pā́nm (genitive Πᾱνός); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Pan, the Greek god of shepherds and nature

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References[edit]

  • Πάν in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Πάν in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Πάν in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Πάν in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,020