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According to Beekes, Pre-Greek "without a doubt". Suspecting originally an appellative word for "mountain", he tentatively identified suffix -ump-.

Probably cognate with Mycenaean Greek [script needed] (u-ru-pi-ja-jo, description of men, possibly ethnical), which may indicate original /u/ in the anlaut.



Proper nounEdit

Ὄλῠμπος (Ólumposm (genitive Ὀλῠ́μπου); second declension

  1. Olympus


Derived termsEdit


Further readingEdit

  • Ὄλυμπος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ὄλυμπος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Ὄλυμπος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Ὄλυμπος in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,019