interpretatio graeca

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Etymology[edit]

From interpretātiō ‎(interpretation) + graeca, feminine form of graecus ‎(Greek).

Noun[edit]

interpretātiō graeca f ‎(third declension)

  1. The tendency of ancient Greek writers to equate foreign deities with members of their own pantheon. For example, Egyptian god of learning Thoth was identified with Hermes.

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