Pasiphae

See also: Pasiphaë

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Πασιφάη (Pasipháē)

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /pəˈsɪf.eɪ.i/ (compare with Danae)

Proper nounEdit

Pasiphae

  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Helios and the sister of Circe. She was raised as a princess at Cholchis, and then given in marriage to King Minos of Crete. With Minos, she was the mother of Ariadne, Androgeus, Glaucus, Deucalion, Phaedra, and Catreus. She was also the mother of the Minotaur.
  2. (astronomy) One of the moons of Jupiter.

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Πασιφάη (Pasipháē), derived from πᾶσι (pâsi, to all) + φάος (pháos, light).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Pāsiphaē f sg (genitive Pāsiphaēs); first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Pasiphae

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun (Greek-type), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Pāsiphaē
Genitive Pāsiphaēs
Dative Pāsiphaae
Accusative Pāsiphaēn
Ablative Pāsiphaē
Vocative Pāsiphaē

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Pasiphae
  • Italian: Pasifae, Pasife

ReferencesEdit

  • Pasiphae in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Pasiphae in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette