Κένταυρος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from κεντέω (kentéō, I goad, wound) + ταῦρος (taûros, bull) either from bull-fighting or from herding. Often linked to the Indo-Iranian etymon of which Sanskrit गन्धर्व (gandharva) is a reflex, in which case substrate borrowing and/or substantial remodeling is indicated.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

Κένταυρος (Kéntaurosm (genitive Κενταύρου); second declension

  1. Centaur, a member of a savage race dwelling between Mt. Pelion and Mt. Ossa on the Northeastern coast of Thessaly.

Proper nounEdit

Κένταυρος (Kéntaurosm (genitive Κενταύρου); second declension

  1. (astronomy) the constellation Centaurus

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: Κένταυρος (Kéntavros)

Further readingEdit

  • Κένταυρος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Κένταυρος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Κένταυρος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Κένταυρος in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,005

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Κένταυρος (Kéntauros).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈcen.da.vɾos/
  • Hyphenation: Κέ‧νταυ‧ρος

Proper nounEdit

Κένταυρος (Kéntavrosm

  1. (astronomy) Centaurus (constellation)
    άλφα του Κενταύρουálfa tou KentávrouAlpha Centauri

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