Phaethon

See also: phaeton and Phaëthon

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Phaethon, from Ancient Greek Φαέθων (Phaéthōn).

Proper nounEdit

Phaethon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Phaethontidae – tropicbirds.

ReferencesEdit

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, →ISBN

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EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Phaethon

 
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  1. Alternative form of Phaëthon
  2. (astronomy) the asteroid Phaethon

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Φᾰέθων (Phaéthōn).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Phaëthōn m sg (genitive Phaëthontis or Phaëthontos); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Phaëthon (son of Helios and Clymene, who, having obtained from his father permission to drive the sun’s chariot for a day, lost control of the steeds, and was struck down by a thunderbolt of Zeus, to prevent his setting the earth on fire)
  2. (poetic) a divine epithet of the Sun
  3. Synonym of Iuppiter (the planet Jupiter)
  4. Synonym of Saturnus (the planet Saturn)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Phaëthōn
Genitive Phaëthontis
Phaëthontos
Dative Phaëthontī
Accusative Phaëthontem
Phaëthonta
Ablative Phaëthonte
Vocative Phaëthōn

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