Αἰθιοπία

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

An -ία (-ia) derivation of Αἰθίοψ (Aithiops), literally "one with a burnt face", i.e. "black person".

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Αἰθιοπία (Aithiopia) (genitive Αἰθιοπίας) f, first declension

  1. Ethiopia

Usage notesEdit

Herodotus' Αἰθιοπία is the "land of black people", corresponding to the known parts of Africa east of the Nile, i.e. the Horn of Africa and eastern Sudan. In the Septuagint, Αἰθιοπία translates כוש, the Biblical term for "black Africa".

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