Theseus

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See also: Thêseus

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Θησεύς (Thēseús). His name comes from the same root as θεσμός (thesmós), Greek for “institution”.

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Theseus

  1. A legendary Ancient Greek hero most famous for defeating the minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Θησεύς (Thēseús).

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Proper noun[edit]

Thēse͡us m sg (genitive Thēseī or Thēseos); second declension

  1. Theseus (mythical king and founder-hero of Athens)
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Thēse͡us
Genitive Thēseī
Thēseos
Dative Thēseō
Accusative Thēseum
Thēsea
Ablative Thēseō
Vocative Thēse͡u

Adjective[edit]

Thēsēus (feminine Thēsēa, neuter Thēsēum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Thesean
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative Thēsēus Thēsēa Thēsēum Thēsēī Thēsēae Thēsēa
Genitive Thēsēī Thēsēae Thēsēī Thēsēōrum Thēsēārum Thēsēōrum
Dative Thēsēō Thēsēō Thēsēīs
Accusative Thēsēum Thēsēam Thēsēum Thēsēōs Thēsēās Thēsēa
Ablative Thēsēō Thēsēā Thēsēō Thēsēīs
Vocative Thēsēe Thēsēa Thēsēum Thēsēī Thēsēae Thēsēa

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References[edit]

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