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EtymologyEdit

Possibly originally "entangler" or "binder," from σειρά (seirá, rope, cord), from εἴρω (eírō).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /seː.rɛ̌ːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /siˈren/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /siˈrin/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /siˈrin/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /siˈrin/
  • Proper nounEdit

    Σειρήν (Seirḗnf (genitive Σειρῆνος); third declension

    1. a Siren in Greek mythology

    InflectionEdit

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    ReferencesEdit

    • Σειρήν in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,025