Memphis

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Memphis, Ancient Greek Μέμφις ‎(Mémphis), from Egyptian mn nfr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Memphis

  1. A city of ancient Egypt.
  2. The largest city in the state of Tennessee
  3. The name of several towns or cities in the US.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Μέμφις ‎(Mémphis), from Egyptian mn nfr.

Proper noun[edit]

Memphis f ‎(genitive Memphis or Memphidos); third declension

  1. Memphis (ancient city in Egypt)

Declension[edit]

Two declensional patterns are attested, but the Greek pattern was used almost exclusively postclassically.

Third declension with locative, Greek type.
Number Singular
nominative Memphis
genitive Memphidos
dative Memphidī
accusative Memphida
ablative Memphide
vocative Memphis
locative Memphide
Third declension with locative.
Number Singular
nominative Memphis
genitive Memphis
dative Memphī
accusative Memphim
Memphin
ablative Memphe
vocative Memphis
locative Memphe