ᾍδης

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See also: Άδης and Ἀΐδης

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly Proto-Indo-European *n̥- (not) + *weyd- (see), meaning "that which is unseen",[1] equivalent to ἀ- (a-) +‎ εἶδον (eîdon). Puhvel (1987) argues that it is from *Sm̥weyd-, from *sm̥- (compounding stem) + *weyd- (see), meaning "see-together" or "uniter", equivalent to ἁ- (ha-) +‎ εἶδον (eîdon), cognate with Russian свида́ние (svidánije, see each other), and partly in Sanskrit saṁgamanam janānāṁ (ingatherer of people), where *weyd- is replaced with *gam-.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

ᾍδης (Hā́idēsm (genitive ᾍδου); first declension (Attic)

  1. Hades, the Greek god of the underworld
  2. Hades, the realm of the dead
  3. the grave, death
  4. Hell

Usage notes[edit]

The personal name rarely takes a definite article.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “Ἀΐδης, -αο [m.]”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 34

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