ᾍδης

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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *n̥- ‎(not) +‎ *weyd- ‎(see), meaning "that which is unseen",[1] equivalent to ἀ- ‎(a-) +‎ εἶδον ‎(eîdon).

PronunciationEdit

 

Proper nounEdit

ᾍδης ‎(Hāídēsm ‎(genitive ᾍδου); first declension (Attic)

  1. Hades, the Greek god of the underworld
  2. Hades, the realm of the dead
  3. the grave, death
  4. Hell

Usage notesEdit

The personal name rarely takes a definite article.

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “Ἀΐδης, -αο [m.]”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 34
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