μάντις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root of μαίνομαι (maínomai, I am mad, raving), per J.B. Hoffman (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) perhaps reflecting earlier *μάτις (*mátis) with analogical restoration of the nasal (similar to that seen in χανδάνω (khandánō) < *χαδάνω (*khadánō)), from Proto-Hellenic *mə́tis, from Proto-Indo-European *mń̥tis ((the act of) thinking, thought; mind), from *men- (to think, perceive) +‎ *-tis (deverbal noun-forming suffix) (whence -τις (-tis), -σις (-sis)), but Beekes is hesitant.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

μᾰ́ντῐς (mántism (genitive μᾰ́ντεως); third declension

  1. prophet or Seer.
  2. mantis

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • New Latin: mantis

Further reading[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “μάντις, -εως”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 902–903
  • μάντις”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • μάντις”, in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • μάντις”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • μάντις in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • μάντις in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • μάντις”, in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.