Prometheus

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Prometheus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Castniidae – a single species of South American moth, Prometheus cochrus.

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EnglishEdit

 
Prometheus brings fire to mankind (1817, Heinrich Füger)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Προμηθεύς (Promētheús), from πρό (pró, before) + μανθάνω (manthánō, to think).

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Prometheus

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek
  2. (Greek mythology) The Titan chiefly honored for stealing fire from Zeus in the stalk of a fennel plant and giving it to mortals for their use. The god of fire and craft.
  3. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Promēthe͡us or from Ancient Greek Προμηθεύς (Promētheús).

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Proper nounEdit

Prometheus m (genitive Prometheus or Prometheus')

  1. (Greek mythology) Prometheus

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Προμηθεύς (Promētheús).

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Proper nounEdit

Promēthe͡us m sg (genitive Promētheī or Promētheos); second declension

  1. (mythology) Prometheus

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Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Promēthe͡us
Genitive Promētheī
Promētheos
Dative Promētheō
Accusative Promētheum
Promēthea
Ablative Promētheō
Vocative Promēthe͡u

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