πολύτροπος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From πολύς (polús, much) + τρέπω (trépō, turn)

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel ύ by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Adjective[edit]

πολύτροπος (polútroposm, f (neuter πολύτροπον); second declension

  1. much turned, much traveled, much wandering
    800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey [[|.1–2]]
    Ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ
    πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσε·
    Muse, sing for me of the man of many ways, who wandered very far, after he sacked the holy city of Troy:
  2. turning many ways
    1. (metaphoric) shifty, versatile, wily
    2. (of diseases) changeful, complicated
  3. various, manifold

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