Ἴλιον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Anatolian origin. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey suggests that the name Ἴλιον (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον (Wílion). Compare Hittite 𒃾𒇻𒊭 (Wi-lu-ša, Wilusa), usually identified with Troy.

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Proper noun[edit]

Ῑ̓́λῐον (Ī́lionn (genitive Ῑ̓λῐ́ου); second declension

  1. Ilium; Troy; Truvas, Turkey

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: Ίλιο (Ílio)
  • Latin: Īlium

References[edit]

  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,013
  • 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, →ISBN, page 588