Ἀριάδνη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to scholars in classical Greece, from ἀρι- (ari-, intensive prefix) + Cretan dialectal ἀδνός (adnós, holy).[1] Beekes, however, suggests a Pre-Greek Minoan origin.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Ἀρῐάδνη (Ariádnēf (genitive Ἀρῐάδνης); first declension

  1. Ariadne

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.
  2. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 130

Further reading[edit]

  • Ἀριάδνη in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Ἀριάδνη in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (© 2006–2018)
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,002