Σίσυφος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Of unknown origin. Possibilities include:

  • A reduplicated form of σοφός (sophos, "wise").
  • A deriviative of σίσυς (sisys, "a goat's skin").[1]
  • A Pre-Greek loan[2].

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Σίσυφος (Sísuphos) (genitive Σισύφου); m, second declension

  1. Sisyphus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ p. 1025 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  2. ^ RSP Beekes, Greek etymological dictionary