Prometheus

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English[edit]

Prometheus brings fire to mankind (1817, Heinrich Füger)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Προμηθεύς (Promētheús), from πρό (pró, before) + μήδεα (mḗdea, thoughts, ruses, concerns).

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Prometheus

  1. A male given name
  2. (Greek mythology) The Titan chiefly honored for stealing fire from Zeus in the stalk of a fennel plant and giving it to mortals for their use. The god of fire and craft.
  3. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Promēthe͡us or from Ancient Greek Προμηθεύς (Promētheús)

Proper noun[edit]

Prometheus m (genitive Prometheus or Prometheus')

  1. (mythology) Prometheus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Προμηθεύς (Promētheús).

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Proper noun[edit]

Promēthe͡us m (genitive Promētheī or Promētheos); second declension

  1. (mythology) Prometheus

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Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Promēthe͡us
genitive Promētheī
Promētheos
dative Promētheō
accusative Promētheum
Promēthea
ablative Promētheō
vocative Promēthe͡u

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