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Γηράσκω δ᾽ αἰεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος -> I grow old always learning many things
Solon the Athenian

French (Bailly abrégé)

ης (ἡ) :
la Fortune, déesse du bonheur.
Étymologie: τύχη.

Greek Monolingual

η, ΝΜΑ
μυθ. θεά-προσωποποίηση της σύμπτωσης και της ευτυχούς συγκυρίας, που αναφέρεται ως θυγατέρα του Ωκεανού ή του Νηρέως ή του Ελευθερίου Διός ή του Προμηθέως ή του Ευβουλέως και είχε ως σύμβολο το κέρας της Αμάλθειας και τον μικρό Πλούτο, ενώ αργότερα θεωρήθηκε ως μεσολαβητής μεταξύ θεών και ανθρώπων, ως αγαθός ενδιάμεσος δαίμων.
[ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Βλ. τύχη.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

Τύχη: дор. Τύχα ἡ Тиха
1) богиня случая, судьбы и счастья Pind., HH, Hes., Plut.;
2) один из пяти кварталов Сиракуз, с храмом богини Тихи Plut.

Wikipedia EN

Tyche (/ˈtaɪkiː/; Greek: Τύχη, Túkhē, 'Luck'; Roman equivalent: Fortuna) was the presiding tutelary deity who governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. In Classical Greek mythology, she is the daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or Hermes. The Greek historian Polybius believed that when no cause can be discovered to events such as floods, droughts, frosts, or even in politics, then the cause of these events may be fairly attributed to Tyche.

Increasingly during the Hellenistic period, cities venerated their own Tychai, specific iconic versions of the original Tyche. This practice was continued in the iconography of Roman art, even into the Christian period, often as sets of the greatest cities of the empire. By then the Tyche were probably seen as merely personifications of the city with little religious significance.


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