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 पूषन ‎(pūṣana) "Pushan," literally "nourisher," a Vedic god associated with guarding and multiplying cattle.

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Proper noun[edit]

Πᾱ́ν ‎(Pā́n) (genitive Πανός); m, third declension

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

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • p. 1,020 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.