Σίσυφος

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Unknown origin. Possibilities include:

  • A reduplicated form of σοφός (sophos, "wise").
  • A deriviative of σίσυς (sisys, "a goat's skin").[1]
  • A Pre-Greek loan[2].

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Σίσυφος (Sisuphos) (genitive Σισύφου) m, second declension

  1. Sisyphus

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • Σισύφειος (Sisupheios)

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: Σίσυφος (Sisyfos)
  • Italian: Sisifo
  • Latin: Sisyphus
  • Turkish: Sisifos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary page 1025
  2. ^ RSP Beekes, Greek etymological dictionary
Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 21:26