βεργαῖος

βεργαῖος
Grammatical information: adj.
Meaning: `romantic, invented' (Alex. P. Oxy. 1801, Str. 2, 3, 5)
Origin: GR [a formation built with Greek elements]
Etymology: Alexander (DELG; LSJ: Antiphanes) of Berga in Thrace was famous for his `tall' stories.

Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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  • Bergaios — or Bergaeus ( el. Βεργαίος), 400 350 BC, was a Thracian king in the Pangaian region. He is known mainly from the several types of coins that he struck, which resemble those of Thasos. Coins of Bergaiosee also* Thracians * PistirosExternal links*… …   Wikipedia

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  • BERGE — urbs aut vicus Thraciae, ex qua natus est Antiphanes Comicus; unde proverb. Βεργαΐζειν pro nihil veri dicere. Steph. Incola Bergaeus, Hesych. Βεργαῖος, ὁ ἀπὸ πόλεως Βέργης …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Αντιφάνης — Όνομα ιστορικών προσώπων. 1. Αθηναίος αγαλματοποιός (5ος αι. π.Χ.). Προερχόταν από τον δήμο Κεραμέων. Στο Ερέχθειο μνημονεύεται ως κατασκευαστής ανάγλυφου ηνίοχου με τον δίφρο του. 2. Αργείος χαλκοπλάστης (τέλη 5ου – μέσα 4ου αι. π.Χ.). Περίφημος …   Dictionary of Greek

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