From Ancient Greek Συήνη (Suḗnē).


Proper nounEdit

Syēnē f sg (genitive Syēnēs); first declension

  1. Aswan (a city in southern Egypt)
  2. (poetic, metonymically) syenite (the red hornblende granite of Syene, for which it was famous)


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

Case Singular
Nominative Syēnē
Genitive Syēnēs
Dative Syēnae
Accusative Syēnēn
Ablative Syēnē
Vocative Syēnē
Locative Syēnae

Related termsEdit


  • SYE´NE in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • Sy̆ēnē in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Sy̆ēnē in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 1,532
  • Syēnē” on page 1,895/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)