Ποσειδῶν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀡𐀮𐀅𐀃 (po-se-da-o); possibly from a vocative *Πότ(ε)ι Δᾶς (*Pót(e)i Dâs) from πόσις (pósis, master, husband) and *Δα (Γῆ (), see Δημήτηρ (Dēmḗtēr))[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Ποσειδῶν (Poseidônm (genitive Ποσειδῶνος); third declension

  1. Poseidon

Usage notes[edit]

In archaic and verse, the irregular singular accusative case is Ποσειδῶ (Poseidô).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Nilsson. Die Geschichte der Griechischen Religion. Erster Band Verlag C. H. Beck. p 417.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ποσειδῶν in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ποσειδῶν 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 1,023