See also: medusa and médusa

TranslingualEdit

Proper nounEdit

Medusa f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the phylum Cnidaria – diverse jellyfishes, now assigned to numerous other genera.

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EnglishEdit

 
the severed head of Medusa (Rubens)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Μέδουσα (Médousa), from μέδω (médō, rule over).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɪˈdjuːsə/, /mɪˈdjuːzə/
  • (US) enPR: mĭ'dū'sə, mĭ'dū'zə IPA(key): /məˈduːsə/
  • Rhymes: -uːsə
  • Hyphenation: Me‧dus‧a

Proper nounEdit

Medusa

  1. (Greek mythology) The only mortal of the three gorgon sisters. She is killed by Perseus. The other two sisters were Euryale and Stheno.
    • 1895, Adolf Furtwängler, Eugenie Strong (editor and translator), Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture: A Series of Essays on the History of Art, 2010, →ISBN, page 201,
      On an Attic vase of the middle of the fifth century the head of Medusa in the hand of Perseus is represented as that of a beautiful woman free from any distortion. This led us to conclude (supra, p. 158) that Medusa must have been so represented at Athens in the greater arts even previous to this vase, for the vase-painters never invent such bold novelties for themselves.
    • 2000, Nannó Marinatos, The Goddess and the Warrior: The Naked Goddess and Mistress of the Animals in Early Greek Religion, page 62,
      It will be suggested here that the myth of Perseus, involving the decapitation of Medusa, is a narrative version of ritual.
    • 2001, Dennis Berthold, Melville's Medusas, in Sanford E. Marovitz, Athanasios C. Christodoulou (editors), Melville "Among the nations": Proceedings of an International Conference, Volos, Greece, July 2-6, 1997,
      But their depictions of Perseus are remarkably different and demonstrate the ambiguity of Medusa that was seeping into Victorian iconography. In later, Roman versions of the myth, for example Ovid's Metamorphoses, Perseus slays the sea monster with his sword instead of using Medusa’s head to petrify the monster.

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Μέδουσα (Médousa), from μέδω (médō, rule over).

Proper nounEdit

Medusa f

  1. (Greek mythology) Medusa

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RomanizationEdit

Medusa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of メドゥサ

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Μέδουσα (Médousa), from μέδω (médō, rule over).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Medūsa f sg (genitive Medūsae); first declension

  1. Medusa, gorgon

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Medūsa
Genitive Medūsae
Dative Medūsae
Accusative Medūsam
Ablative Medūsā
Vocative Medūsa

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  • Literary media:
  • Collins Latin Concise Dictionary, Latin-English section, pp. 132

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Μέδουσα (Médousa), from μέδω (médō, rule over).

Proper nounEdit

Medusa f

  1. (Greek mythology) Medusa (creature with a petrifying gaze)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Μέδουσα (Médousa), from μέδω (médō, rule over).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /meˈdusa/, [meˈð̞u.sa]

Proper nounEdit

Medusa f

  1. (Greek mythology) Medusa