Ancient GreekEdit


Of uncertain origin. Beekes suggests a Pre-Greek proto-form *kay-an.



Proper nounEdit

Ὠκεᾰνός (Ōkeanósm (genitive Ὠκεᾰνοῦ); second declension

  1. Oceanus, a Greek water god usually said to be a Titan, one of the sons of Uranus and Gaia.
  2. The great freshwater river thought to encompass the world disc.
  3. The great saline outer sea (the Atlantic), as opposed to the Mediterranean.


Derived termsEdit



  • Ὠκεανός in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ὠκεανός in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Ὠκεανός in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Ὠκεανός 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 1,018