Ἰλλυρία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Of obscure origin, but possibly from a conjectural Illyrian root *is-lo (living), though the sense is uncertain.[1] Often said to be related to Albanian yll (star) from Proto-Albanian *uslo (star), if true then Ἰλλυρία might be the Greek rendition of Illyrian *islu-or (star, lit. "the one that sparks"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁usli (spark, hot ashes), from *h₁ews- (to burn).

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Proper noun[edit]

Ἰλλυρίᾱ (Illuríāf (genitive Ἰλλυρίας); first declension

  1. Illyria

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References[edit]

  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,013
  1. ^ Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006, p. 163