Ὀδυσσεύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The etymology of the name is contested. According to one view, the name Odysseus derives from the verb ὀδύσσομαι (odússomai, to hate), which is from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ed- (to hate). However, it has been also suggested that it could be of non-Greek origin and probably of non-Indo-European origin too. According to Beekes Ὀδυσσεύς and Ἀχιλλεύς came both from the same Pre-Greek language.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /o.dys.seú̯s/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /o.dysˈseʍs/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /o.ðysˈseɸs/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /o.ðysˈsefs/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /o.ðiˈsefs/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Ὀδῠσσεύς (Odusseúsm (genitive Ὀδῠσσέως or Ὀδῠσσῆος); third declension (Epic, Attic)

    1. Odysseus

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    References[edit]

    • Ὀδυσσεύς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Ὀδυσσεύς in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • Ὀδυσσεύς in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • Ὀδυσσεύς in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,018