Ἰνδία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ἰνδός (Indós, the Indus river) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā), ultimately from the Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš) (Persian هند (hend)), from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, a river, stream).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /in.dí.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /inˈdi.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /inˈdi.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /inˈdi.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /inˈdi.a/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Ἰνδῐ́ᾱ (Indíāf (genitive Ἰνδῐ́ᾱς); first declension

    1. India, the region beyond the Indus river.

    Inflection[edit]

    Descendants[edit]

    References[edit]

    • Ἰνδία in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,013