Ἴλιον

Ancient GreekEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Of Anatolian origin. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey suggests that the name Ἴλιον (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: Ϝίλιον (Wílion). Compare Hittite 𒃾𒇻𒊭 (Wi-lu-ša, Wilusa), usually identified with Troy.

PronunciationEdit

 

Proper nounEdit

Ῑ̓́λῐον (Ī́lionn (genitive Ῑ̓λῐ́ου); second declension

  1. Ilium; Troy; Truvas, Turkey
    Synonyms: Ῑ̓́λῐος (Ī́lios), Τροίᾱ (Troíā)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: Ίλιο (Ílio)
  • Latin: Īlium

ReferencesEdit

  • Woodhouse, S. C., English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1910, page 1,013
  • Beekes, Robert S. P., Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2010, →ISBN, page 588