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Συράκουσαι

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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Found as far back as 8th century BC; from a Pre-Greek word, possibly Phoenician 𐤔𐤄𐤓𐤀𐤇 (šhrʾḥ, to feel ill)[translit?], a reference to the port being near a swamp.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sy.rǎː.koː.sai̯/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /syˈra.ku.sɛ/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /syˈra.ku.sɛ/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /syˈra.ku.se/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /siˈra.ku.se/
  • Proper nounEdit

    Συρᾱ́κουσαι (Surā́kousaif pl (genitive Συρακουσῶν); first declension

    1. Syracuse

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