Ancient Greek Edit

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Etymology Edit

Possibly connected with Ancient Greek τήθη (tḗthē, grandmother), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck), as she is referred to in Homer on two occasions as “mother of the gods”.

Pronunciation Edit


Proper noun Edit

Τηθῡ́ς (Tēthū́sf (genitive Τηθῠ́ος); third declension

  1. Tethys (a Titan)

Inflection Edit

Descendants Edit

  • Greek: Τηθύς (Tithýs)
  • Latin: Tēthys

References Edit

  • Τηθύς”, in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Τηθύς”, in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Τηθύς”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,027