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See also: Άδης and Ἀΐδης

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Ancient GreekEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /haːí̯.dɛːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)a.des/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈa.ðis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈa.ðis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈa.ðis/
  • Proper nounEdit

    ᾍδης (Hā́idēsm (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.

    InflectionEdit

    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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