Πλάτων

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From πλατύς (platús, broad, wide), either because of Plato's robust body, or wide forehead or the breadth of his eloquence.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /plá.tɔːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpla.ton/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpla.ton/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpla.ton/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpla.ton/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Πλᾰ́των (Plátōnm (genitive Πλᾰ́τωνος); third declension

    1. Plato

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    Further reading[edit]

    • Πλάτων in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Πλάτων 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 1,022

    Greek[edit]

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    Etymology[edit]

    From the Ancient Greek Πλάτων (Plátōn, Plato).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    • IPA(key): [ˈplatɔn]
    • Hyphenation: Πλά‧των

    Proper noun[edit]

    Πλάτων (Plátonm

    1. Plato (classical philosopher)
    2. A male given name

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