Erythraea

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἐρῠθραίᾱ (Eruthraíā), feminine of Ἐρυθραῖος (Eruthraîos, Erythraean), itself from Ἐρυθραί (Eruthraí, Erythrae) +‎ -αῖος (-aîos).

Proper noun[edit]

Erythraea f sg (genitive Erythraeae); first declension

  1. the territory of Erythrae, Beotia
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Erythraea
Genitive Erythraeae
Dative Erythraeae
Accusative Erythraeam
Ablative Erythraeā
Vocative Erythraea
References[edit]
  • Erythraea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Etymology 2[edit]

Learned borrowing from Italian Eritrea, the latter of which was first used as an ellipsis of la Colonia eritrea (Italian Eritrea, literally the Erythraean colony), from eritrea, feminine of eritreo (Erythraean (of or relating to the Erythraean Sea)), from Latin erythraeus (reddish), from Ancient Greek ἐρυθρός (eruthrós, red).

Proper noun[edit]

Erythraea f sg (genitive Erythraeae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) Eritrea (a country in Africa)
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Erythraea
Genitive Erythraeae
Dative Erythraeae
Accusative Erythraeam
Ablative Erythraeā
Vocative Erythraea
Descendants[edit]
  • German: Erythräa