Ἰταλία

See also: Ιταλία
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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain.

According to the most widely accepted explanation, is an early borrowing from Oscan 𐌅𐌝𐌕𐌄𐌋𐌉𐌞 (víteliú, land of young cattle) or a related Italic language with /w/ in the anlaut disappearing in Greek before the classical period, and later reanalyzed as Ῑ̓τᾰλός (Ītalós) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

In such case, derived from Proto-Italic *wetelos (yearling, calf), from Proto-Indo-European *wet- (year).

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Proper nounEdit

Ῑ̓τᾰλῐ́ᾱ (Ītalíāf (genitive Ῑ̓τᾰλῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. (Classical Ancient Greek) southernmost Italy, roughly corresponding to modern Calabria
  2. Italy

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