Ἄτλας

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The old interpretation is from ἀ- ‎(a-, copulative prefix) + the Proto-Indo-European root *telh₂- of τλῆναι ‎(tlênai, to thole, suffer, endure, bear). But according to Beekes, a Pre-Greek word.

Proper noun[edit]

Ἄτλᾱς ‎(Átlās) (genitive Ἄτλαντος); m, third declension

  1. Atlas
  2. Atlas Mountains

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References[edit]

  • p. 1,003 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume I, page 163