Memphis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Memphis

  1. A city of ancient Egypt.
  2. The largest city in Tennessee, United States, and the county seat of Shelby County.
  3. The name of several towns or cities in the US.
    1. A town in Pickens County, Alabama.
    2. A census-designated place in Manatee County, Florida.
    3. A census-designated place in Clark County, Indiana.
    4. A small city in Macomb County and St. Clair County, Michigan.
    5. A former village in DeSoto County, Mississippi.
    6. A small city, the county seat of Scotland County, Missouri.
    7. A village in Saunders County, Nebraska.
    8. A hamlet in the town of Van Buren, Onandaga County, New York.
    9. An unincorporated community in Clinton County, Ohio.
    10. A city, the county seat of Hall County, Texas.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Memphis f sg (genitive Memphidos or Memphis); third declension

  1. Memphis (an ancient city in Egypt)

Declension[edit]

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

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, normal variant, imparisyllabic non-i-stem or non-Greek-type, i-stem, accusative singular in -im or -in; two different stems), with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Memphis
Genitive Memphidos
Memphis
Dative Memphidī
Memphī
Accusative Memphida
Memphim
Memphin
Ablative Memphide
Memphe
Vocative Memphis
Memphi1
Locative Memphidī
Memphide
Memphī
Memphe

1In poetry.

References[edit]

  • Memphis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Memphis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette