Ὀρφεύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but a link to Proto-Indo-European *h₃órbʰos has been proposed, suggesting a common origin with Sanskrit अर्भ (árbha), Latin orbus (orphaned), Old High German erbi, arbi (German Erbe (heir)), and Old English ierfa (heir).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Ὀρφεύς (Orpheúsm (genitive Ὀρφέως); third declension

  1. Orpheus

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References[edit]

  • Ὀρφεύς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ὀρφεύς in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Ὀρφεύς 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 1,019
  1. ^ Cobb, Noel. Archetypal Imagination, Hudson, New York: Lindisfarne Press, p. 240. ISBN 0-940262-47-9