Νειλώτης

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Νεῖλος (Neîlos) +‎ -ώτης (-ṓtēs).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

Νειλώτης (Neilṓtēsm (feminine Νειλῶτις, neuter ); first/third declension

  1. in or on the Nile
    • 525 BCE – 455 BCE, Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 813–815 :
      οὗτός σ’ ὁδώσει τὴν τρίγωνον ἐς χθόνα
      Νειλῶτιν, οὗ δὴ τὴν μακρὰν ἀποικίαν,
      Ἰοῖ, πέπρωται σοί τε καὶ τέκνοις κτίσαι
      hoûtós s’ hodṓsei tḕn trígōnon es khthóna
      Neilôtin, hoû dḕ tḕn makràn apoikían,
      Ioî, péprōtai soí te kaì téknois ktísai
      • 1926 translation by Herbert Weir Smyth
        He will conduct you on your way to the three-angled land of the Nile, where, at last, it is ordained for you, O Io, and for your children to found your far-off colony.

DeclensionEdit

Only attested in the masculine and feminine.

DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: Nīlōticus
    • Catalan: nilòtic
    • English: Nilotic

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