οἰκουμένη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From οἰκέω ‎(oikéō, I inhabit, dwell). Noun is from the participle with γῆ ‎(, earth) implied.

Participle[edit]

οἰκουμένη ‎(oikouménē)

  1. feminine nominative singular of οἰκούμενος ‎(oikoúmenos), present middle/passive participle of οἰκέω ‎(oikéō)
  2. feminine vocative singular of οἰκούμενος ‎(oikoúmenos)

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Noun[edit]

οἰκουμένη ‎(oikouménēf ‎(genitive οἰκουμένης); first declension oikoumenh oikoumene oikoymene may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek οἰκουμένη.

  1. inhabited region
  2. the inhabited world, particularly that known to the ancient Greeks: (sub-polar) Europe, (western) Asia, and (northern and Saharan) Africa
  3. (Byzantine) the civilized world, particularly the land of the Roman or Byzantine Empire

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