τίσις

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Word-form

τίσιν

Transliteration (Word)

titanes

English translation (word)

Titans

Transliteration (Etymon)

tisis

English translation (etymon)

vengeance

Author

Hesiod

Century

8-7 BC

Source

Id.

Ref.

Theogony 207-210

Ed.

M. L. West, Hesiod: Theogony, Oxford University Press 1966

Comment

These verses contain a second etymological proposition (titainō = strech).

Parallels

Scholia in Iliadem (scholia vetera) (ed. H. Erbse, 1969-1988), 14.279b : Τιτὰν δὲ παρὰ τὸ τιτός (avenged)

Bibliography

F. Solmsen, Indog. Forsch., XXX (1912): 1-47 (35, n. 1)

Modern etymology

No clear etymology according to Chantraine (1977, 1122)

Persistence in modern Greek

"Τιτάνας" is still used in MG to denote: a) the mythical deities and b) a human being with exquisite physical or mental potential (Triandafyllidis Dictionary of MG).