Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 

Proper nounEdit

Αἰθιοπίᾱ (Aithiopíāf (genitive Αἰθιοπίᾱς); 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 Biblical Hebrew כּוּשׁ (kûš), the Biblical term for "black Africa".

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit