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Latin from the Ancient Greek Περσεύς (Perseús).

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Perseus

  1. (Greek mythology) The mythological Greek warrior who slew the Gorgon Medusa by decapitating her. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Ceto and founded Mycenae. He was the son of Zeus and Danae.
  2. (astronomy) An autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It includes the stars Algenib, Algol, and Mirfak.
  3. The last Antigonid king of Macedonia, Perseus of Macedon.

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Finnish

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek Περσεύς (Perseús)

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈperseus/, [ˈpe̞rs̠e̞us̠]
  • Rhymes: -erseus
  • Syllabification(key): Per‧se‧us

Proper noun

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Perseus

  1. (Greek mythology) Perseus.
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Perseus.

Declension

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Inflection of Perseus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative Perseus
genitive Perseuksen
partitive Perseusta
illative Perseukseen
singular plural
nominative Perseus
accusative nom. Perseus
gen. Perseuksen
genitive Perseuksen
partitive Perseusta
inessive Perseuksessa
elative Perseuksesta
illative Perseukseen
adessive Perseuksella
ablative Perseukselta
allative Perseukselle
essive Perseuksena
translative Perseukseksi
abessive Perseuksetta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Perseus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Perseukseni
accusative nom. Perseukseni
gen. Perseukseni
genitive Perseukseni
partitive Perseustani
inessive Perseuksessani
elative Perseuksestani
illative Perseukseeni
adessive Perseuksellani
ablative Perseukseltani
allative Perseukselleni
essive Perseuksenani
translative Perseuksekseni
abessive Perseuksettani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Perseuksesi
accusative nom. Perseuksesi
gen. Perseuksesi
genitive Perseuksesi
partitive Perseustasi
inessive Perseuksessasi
elative Perseuksestasi
illative Perseukseesi
adessive Perseuksellasi
ablative Perseukseltasi
allative Perseuksellesi
essive Perseuksenasi
translative Perseukseksesi
abessive Perseuksettasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Perseuksemme
accusative nom. Perseuksemme
gen. Perseuksemme
genitive Perseuksemme
partitive Perseustamme
inessive Perseuksessamme
elative Perseuksestamme
illative Perseukseemme
adessive Perseuksellamme
ablative Perseukseltamme
allative Perseuksellemme
essive Perseuksenamme
translative Perseukseksemme
abessive Perseuksettamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Perseuksenne
accusative nom. Perseuksenne
gen. Perseuksenne
genitive Perseuksenne
partitive Perseustanne
inessive Perseuksessanne
elative Perseuksestanne
illative Perseukseenne
adessive Perseuksellanne
ablative Perseukseltanne
allative Perseuksellenne
essive Perseuksenanne
translative Perseukseksenne
abessive Perseuksettanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Perseuksensa
accusative nom. Perseuksensa
gen. Perseuksensa
genitive Perseuksensa
partitive Perseustaan
Perseustansa
inessive Perseuksessaan
Perseuksessansa
elative Perseuksestaan
Perseuksestansa
illative Perseukseensa
adessive Perseuksellaan
Perseuksellansa
ablative Perseukseltaan
Perseukseltansa
allative Perseukselleen
Perseuksellensa
essive Perseuksenaan
Perseuksenansa
translative Perseuksekseen
Perseukseksensa
abessive Perseuksettaan
Perseuksettansa
instructive
comitative

Latin

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek Περσεύς (Perseús).

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Proper noun

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Perseus m sg (variously declined, genitive Perseos or Perseī); third declension, second declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Perseus.
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Perseus.
  3. a male given name from Ancient Greek.

Declension

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Third-declension noun (Greek-type, normal variant) or second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Perse͡us
Genitive Perseos
Perseī
Dative Perseō
Accusative Persea
Perseum
Ablative Perseō
Vocative Perse͡u

References

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  • Perseus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Perseus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1159.
  • Perseus”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray