Polyphemus

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Translingual[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Polyphemus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Saturniidae.

English[edit]

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Polyphemus being blinded by Odysseus.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Polyphēmus, from Ancient Greek Πολύφημος (Polúphēmos), from πολύ (polú) +‎ φήμη (phḗmē) +‎ -ος (-os), literally many-voiced”, “much spoken of”, or “abounding in songs and legends.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpɒlɨˈfiːməs/

Proper noun[edit]

Polyphemus

  1. (Greek mythology) A cyclops in Homer's Odyssey.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Πολύφημος (Polúphēmos), from πολύ (polú) +‎ φήμη (phḗmē) +‎ -ος (-os), literally many-voiced”, “much spoken of”, or “abounding in songs and legends.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Polyphēmus m sg (genitive Polyphēmī); second declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops in Sicily, son of Neptune, who was blinded by Ulysses in Homer's Odyssey
  2. (Greek mythology) One of the Argonauts
  3. a male given name from Ancient Greek, equivalent to English Polyphemus or Polyphemos

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Polyphēmus
Genitive Polyphēmī
Dative Polyphēmō
Accusative Polyphēmum
Ablative Polyphēmō
Vocative Polyphēme

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Polyphemus
  • French: Polyphème
  • Italian: Polifemo
  • Sicilian: Pulifemu

Further reading[edit]

  • Polyphemus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Polyphemus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1197
  • Polyphemus in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges, Heinrich (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, volume 2, 8th edition, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, column 1764