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Probably from καλύπτω ‎(kalúptō, hide): "she who conceals".




Καλυψώ ‎(Kalupsṓf ‎(genitive Κᾰλῠψοῦς); third declension

  1. Calypso
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 1.13–15
      τὸν δ' οἶον, νόστου κεχρημένον ἠδὲ γυναικός,
      νύμφη πότνι' ἔρῡκε Καλυψώ, δῖα θεᾱ́ων,
      ἐν σπέσσι γλαφυροῖσι, λιλαιομένη πόσιν εἶναι.
      [Odysseus] alone, longing for homecoming and his wife,
      the revered nymph Calypso, brightest of goddesses, detained
      in hollow caves, longing for him to be her husband.



  • Καλυψώ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Καλυψώ in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,004
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