Τιτάν

Ancient GreekEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from τίτο (títo, sun, day), which is an Anatolian loan-word, or from τιταίνω (titaínō, to stretch, to extend), from τείνω (teínō), or from τίσις (tísis, retribution), from τίνω (tínō, to pay a price as a penalty, expiate), respectively, as Hesiod attempts to explain. Compare Doric Greek τίτας (títas), Ionic Greek τίτης (títēs, avenger, punisher).

PronunciationEdit

 

Proper nounEdit

Τῑτᾱ́ν (Tītā́nm (genitive Τῑτᾶνος); third declension

  1. one of the Titanes in Greek mythology; a Titan
  2. Titan, another name for the mythological Greek god Helios

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: Τιτάν (Titán)
  • Latin: Tītān

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ This spelling, which has a numeric value of 666, is attested in St. Irenaeus's Against the Heresies, book V, chapter xxx, section 3.



GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tiˈtan/
  • Hyphenation: Τι‧τάν

Proper nounEdit

Τιτάν (Titánm

  1. (formal) Alternative form of Τιτάνας (Titánas) in the ancient fashion

Usage notesEdit