Ποσειδῶν

Ancient GreekEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

  • (Aeolic): Ποτείδαν (Poteidan)
  • (Doric): Ποσειδάν (Poseidan), Ποτειδάν (Poteidan), Ποτειδᾶς (Poteidas), Ποτειδάων (Poteidaōn)
  • (Homeric): Ποσειδάων (Poseidaōn)
  • (Ionic): Ποσειδέων (Poseideōn)

EtymologyEdit

See Po-se-da-o in Linear-B tablets; possibly from a vocative *Πότ(ε)ι Δᾶς (*Pot(e)i Das) from πόσις (posis, master, husband) and *Δα (Γῆ -earth, see Δήμητρα (Dēmētra))[1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ποσειδῶν (Poseidōn) (genitive Ποσειδῶνος) m, third declension

  1. Poseidon

Usage notesEdit

In archaic and verse, the irregular singular genitive case is Ποσειδῶ (Poseidō).

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • Ποσειδώνιον (Poseidōnion)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin Nilsson. Die Geschichte der Griechischen Religion. Erster Band Verlag C. H. Beck. p 417.
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