Dido

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Dido

  1. (Greek mythology) Founder and first Queen of Carthage.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Δῑδώ (Dīdṓ).

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Dīdō f (variously declined, genitive Dīdūs or Dīdōnis); irregular declension, third declension

  1. Dido (legendary foundress and queen of Carthage)

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Irregular.
Number Singular
nominative Dīdō
genitive Dīdūs
dative Dīdō
accusative Dīdō
Dīdūn
Dīdōn
ablative
vocative
Third declension.
Case Singular
nominative Dīdō
genitive Dīdōnis
dative Dīdōnī
accusative Dīdōnem
ablative Dīdōne
vocative Dīdō

Note: The form Dīdō and the interpretation of it as dative in Macrobius' Saturnalia 5, 2, 14 is dubious. Lewis and Short mention an alternative reading Didoni,[1] while Friedrich Neue states it's an accusative and not a dative.[2]

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  • (Dido: legendary foundress and queen of Carthage): Elissa (poetic)

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References[edit]

  • 2. Dīdō in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • 2 Dīdō” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Dīdō²” on page 538/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Dido in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • Dido in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  1. ^ 2. Dīdō in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  2. ^ Friedrich Neue, Formenlehre der Lateinischen Sprache. Erster Theil, Stuttgart, 1866, p. 310.

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Dīdō.

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Dido f (genitive Didóny) declension pattern žena

  1. (Greek mythology) Dido

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