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Homeric toponym (Odyssee IX.95, XXIII.311).

From Λῐ́βῠς (Líbus) +‎ (), from the name of the Libu, a tribal people of North Africa, attested in Egyptian inscriptions of the 13th century BC as rbw

     

and as 𐤋𐤁𐤉 (lby) in later Punic inscriptions.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /li.bý.ɛː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /liˈby.e/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /liˈβy.i/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /liˈvy.i/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /liˈvi.i/
  • Proper nounEdit

    Λῐβῠ́η (Libúēf (genitive Λῐβῠ́ης); first declension

    1. Libya
    2. northwestern Africa
    3. Africa

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    Proper nounEdit

    Λιβύη (Livýif

    1. Libya

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