Persephone

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See also: Persephonë and Perséphone

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Περσεφόνη (Persephónē)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Triptolemus and Persephone (1)

Persephone

  1. (Greek mythology) A minor deity, the queen of the Underworld/Hades, and goddess of the seasons and vegetation. Originally named Kore/Core, she is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter; and the wife of Hades. Her Roman counterpart is Proserpina.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 399 Persephone, a main belt asteroid.
  3. (rare) A female given name.
    • 2008, Gaynor McGrath, Lemniscate, Transit Lounge Publishing (2011), ISBN 9781921924149 (e-book), chapter 23, page 376:
      ‘My name is Persephone’ she says, ‘but in England everyone calls me Seph.’

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Περσεφόνη (Persephónē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Persephonē f (genitive Persephonēs or Persephonae); first declension

  1. Persephone (Greek goddess)
  2. (transferred sense) Death (personified)

Declension[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Number Singular
nominative Persephonē
genitive Persephonēs
dative Persephonae
accusative Persephonēn
ablative Persephonē
vocative Persephonē

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Persephone [Greek goddess]): Prōserpina (Roman counterpart)

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Persephone f

  1. Archaic spelling of Perséfone.