πολύτροπος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From πολῠ́ς (polús, many) +‎ τρόπος (trópos, turn) +‎ -ος (-os).

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πολῠ́τροπος (polútroposm, f (neuter πολῠ́τροπον); second declension

  1. much turned, much traveled, much wandering
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 1.1–2:
      Ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ
      πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσε·
      Ándra moi énnepe, Moûsa, polútropon, hòs mála pollà
      plánkhthē, epeì Troíēs hieròn ptolíethron éperse;
      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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