Ἀστυάγης

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Modified by folk etymology (compare ἄστυ (ástu, city) and ἄγνυμι (ágnumi, break) and the compounds in -αγης (-agēs)) from Ἀστυίγας (Astuígas), Ἀστυιγᾶς (Astuigâs), from Old Iranian. Akin to Akkadian [script needed] (Iš-tu-me-gu) and possibly Elamite [script needed] (Ir-iš-ti-man-ka), [script needed] (Iš-ti-man-ka).

See also Old Armenian Աժդահակ (Aždahak, Azhdahak; Astyages), where the sense "Astyages" was developed by folk etymology.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Ἀστῠάγης (Astuágēsm (genitive Ἀστῠάγους); third declension

  1. Astyages

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]