Ῥόδος

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See also: Ρόδος

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Three possibilities are:

  • Pre-Greek name - see Phoenician 𐤄𐤓𐤏𐤃(snake), a reference to the serpents that had supposedly inhabited the land in ancient times.[1]
  • From ῥοία(rhoía, pomegranate).
  • From ῥόδον(rhódon, rose).

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Proper noun[edit]

Ῥόδος ‎(Rhódosf ‎(genitive Ῥόδου); second declension

  1. Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006.