Κέρβερος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Suggested to be cognate with Sanskrit शबल (śabala), कर्बुर (karbura, speckled, spotted)[1], but this is phonetically problematic and is rejected by Beekes.

PronunciationEdit

 

Proper nounEdit

Κέρβερος (Kérberosm (genitive Κερβέρου); second declension

  1. Cerberus, the three-headed dog which guards the entrance to Hades

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: Cerberus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bruce Lincoln, Death, War, and Sacrifice: Studies in Ideology & Practice (1991, →ISBN, 96)
  • Κέρβερος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Κέρβερος 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
  • Klein
  • Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World