Ancient Greek edit

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Etymology edit

From Thracian *būzas (he-goat), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuǵ- (buck, he-goat).[1][2] Compare Persianبز(boz), English buck.

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Proper noun edit

Βῡ́ζᾱς (Bū́zāsm (genitive Βῡ́ζᾰντος); third declension

  1. a male given name from Thracian: Byzas, legendary founder of Byzantium

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Descendants edit

  • Ancient Greek: Βύζας (Búzas); Βύζαντας (Výzantas)

References edit

  1. ^ Georgacas, Demetrius John (1947), “The Names of Constantinople”, in Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, volume 78, The Johns Hopkins University Press, →DOI, →JSTOR, pages 347–67
  2. ^ Duridanov, Ivan Vasiliev (1985) Die Sprache der Thraker[1] (in German), volume 2, Hieronymus Verlag, →ISBN, page 11

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