Πόντος

See also: πόντος
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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From πόντος (póntos). In Homeric works, the word was used to refer to any sea, but later it began to refer specifically to the Black Sea, and eventually to a region settled on its southeastern shores.

Attested in Mycenaean Greek as 𐀡𐀵 (po-to).[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

Proper nounEdit

Πόντος (Póntosm (genitive Πόντου); second declension

  1. the Black Sea.
  2. Pontus, a region on the southeastern shores of the Black Sea.
  3. (Greek mythology) Pontus, the sea god in Greek mythology.

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: Πόντος (Póntos)
  • Latin: Pontus
  • Persian: پنطس، بنطس(pontos, bontos)
  • Pontic Greek: Πόντος (Póntos)
  • Turkish: Pontos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Chadwick; Lydia Baumbach (1963) , “The Mycenaean Greek Vocabulary”, in Glotta : Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache, volume 41, issue 3/4, Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (GmbH & Co. KG), JSTOR 40265918, OCLC 905264035, pages 157–271: “πόντος”

Pontic GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Πόντος (Póntos). A the Standard Modern Greek Πόνοτς (Pónots).

Proper nounEdit

Πόντος (Póntosm

  1. Pontus