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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

There is no current consensus on the origin of the word. It originally applied only to Anatolia, and was later extended to its current definition. Possibly from Akkadian 𒀀𒋗 (to go out, to rise), a reference to the rising sun, hence “land of the sunrise.”[1]

PronunciationEdit

 

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The first vowel is short in prose and long in verse.

Proper nounEdit

Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíāf (genitive Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. Anatolia
  2. Asia

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006.