Phaethon

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See also: phaeton and Phaëthon

Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Phaethon, from Ancient Greek Φαέθων (Phaéthōn).

Proper noun[edit]

Phaethon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Phaethontidae – tropicbirds.

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References[edit]

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Phaethon

  1. Alternative form of Phaëthon

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Φᾰέθων (Phaéthōn)

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Proper noun[edit]

Phaëthōn m (genitive Phaëthontis or Phaëthontos); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Phaëthon (son of Helios and Clymene, who, having obtained from his father permission to drive the sun’s chariot for a day, lost control of the steeds, and was struck down by a thunderbolt of Zeus, to prevent his setting the earth on fire)
  2. (poetic) a divine epithet of the Sun
  3. Synonym of Iuppiter (the planet Jupiter)
  4. Synonym of Saturnus (the planet Saturn)

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative Phaëthōn
genitive Phaëthontis
Phaëthontos
dative Phaëthontī
accusative Phaëthontem
Phaëthonta
ablative Phaëthonte
vocative Phaëthōn

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