νεανίας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From νεάν (neán, young), from νέος (néos, young).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ne.aː.ní.aːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /nɛ.aˈni.as/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ne.aˈni.as/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ne.aˈni.as/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ne.aˈni.as/
  • Noun[edit]

    νεᾱνῐ́ᾱς (neāníāsm (genitive νεᾱνῐ́ου); first declension (Attic, Doric)

    1. young man, youth
      • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 10.278
        νεηνίῃ ἀνδρὶ ἐοικώς
        neēníēi andrì eoikṓs
        in the likeness of a young man
      1. young, active; hot-headed, headstrong
        • 413 BCE, Euripides, Ion 1041
          νεανίας γενοῦ ἔργοισι
          neanías genoû érgoisi
          be young in action
        • 423 BCE, Euripides, The Suppliants 580
          νῦν δ’ ἔτ’ εἶ νεανίας
          nûn d’ ét’ eî neanías
          As yet you are young and rash.

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