Seleucus

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Seleucus, from Ancient Greek Σέλευκος (Séleukos).

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Proper nounEdit

Seleucus

  1. An Ancient Greek name, in particular borne by the founder of the Seleucid dynasty — Seleucus I Nicator.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Σέλευκος (Séleukos).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Seleucus m sg (genitive Seleucī); second declension

  1. the name of several kings of Syria (their ancestor, Seleucus Nicator, a general of Alexander the Great after the latter’s death founded the kingdom of the Seleucidae)
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Junianus Justinus to this entry?)
  2. the name of a mathematician and confidant of Vespasian
  3. the name of a servant of Quintus Lepta
  4. the name of a player on the cithern

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Seleucus
Genitive Seleucī
Dative Seleucō
Accusative Seleucum
Ablative Seleucō
Vocative Seleuce

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Seleucus
  • ?Italian: Seleuco
  • ?Portuguese: Seleuco

ReferencesEdit

  • Sĕleucus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Sĕleucus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934: “1,417/2”

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