Σικυών

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Formally identical to σικυών (sikuṓn, cucumber bed). However, there is no variant form **σεκυ- to complement Σεκυών (Sekuṓn), with the exception of a form σεκούα in Hesychius.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /si.ky.ɔ̌ːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /si.kyˈon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /si.kyˈon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /si.cyˈon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /si.ciˈon/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Σῐκῠών (Sikuṓnm, f (genitive Σῐκῠῶνος); third declension

    1. Sicyon; Sikyona, Corinthia, Greece

    Usage notes[edit]

    According to Strabo, the original name of the town was Αἰγιαλεῖς (Aigialeîs), followed by Μηκώνη (Mēkṓnē). The native name of the town was Σεκυών (Sekuṓn).

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    References[edit]

    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,025