Μαραθών

Ancient GreekEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

According to Strabo, from μάραθον (márathon, fennel), referring to the prevalence of the plant in the area.

PronunciationEdit

 

Proper nounEdit

Μᾰρᾰθών (Marathṓnm (genitive Μᾰρᾰθῶνος); third declension

  1. Marathon, Attica, Greece

Usage notesEdit

The word is used with a feminine article in Pindar.

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: Μαραθών (Marathón), Μαραθώνας (Marathónas)
  • Latin: Marathon

ReferencesEdit

  • Μαραθών in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Μαραθών in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Μαραθών in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Μαραθών 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 1,016