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Ῥέα

Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels
Full diacritics: Ῥέᾱ Medium diacritics: Ῥέα Low diacritics: εα Capitals: ΕΑ
Transliteration A: Rhéa Transliteration B: Rhea Transliteration C: Rea Beta Code: *(re/a

English (LSJ)

ἡ, Ep. Ῥείη Il.14.203 (in gen. Ῥείης,

   A v.l. Ῥείας), h.Cer.442, h.Ap.93 (Ῥέη codd.), h.Ven.43, Hes.Th.625 (Ῥείαν ib.135); Ῥεῖα δ' ὑποδμηθεῖσα ib.453 (but with v.l. Ῥείη δ' αὖ δμηθεῖσα); gen. Ῥείας AP6.219.20 (Antip.); the common form Ῥέα is found in Il.15.187, as a monosyll.; contr. Ῥῆ Pherecyd.Syr.9; Ῥέη h.Cer.459, Hes. Th.467:—Rhea, daughter of Uranos and Gaia, wife of Cronos, mother of Zeus and the gods, ll. cc. [Derived by Chrysipp.Stoic.2.318 from ῥέω, because rivers flow from Earth.]    II Pythag. name for 2, Anatolius ap.Theol.Ar.12; also for 23 or 8, ib.55.

French (Bailly abrégé)

ας (ἡ) :
Rhéa;
1 fille d’Ouranos et de Gæa, femme de Cronos, mère de Zeus, Poséidon, Hadès, Hestia, Déméter et Héra ; Ῥέας κόλπος ESCHL le golfe de Rhéa, le même que Ἰόνιος κόλπος;
2 autres.

English (Slater)

Ῥέα wife of Kronos, mother of Zeus.
   1 ἀλλ' ὦ Κρόνιε παῖ Ῥέας (O. 2.12) πόσις ὁ πάντων Ῥέας ὑπέρτατον ἐχοίσας θρόνον (O. 2.77) [Ῥέας πόρον v. Ἀρεία (N. 9.41) ] παῖ Ῥέας Ἑστία (N. 11.1) ἐλασίβροντα παῖ Ῥέας fr. 144.

Greek Monotonic

Ῥέᾱ: Επικ. Ῥείη, ἡ, επίσης, Ῥέη· η Ρέα, κόρη, θυγατέρα του Ουρανού και της Γης, σύζυγος του Κρόνου, μητέρα του Δία και των θεών, σε Όμηρ. κ.λπ.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

Ῥέᾱ: эп.-ион. Ῥέη, эп. Ῥεῖᾰ, ион. Ῥείη ἡ (Ῥέα иногда как один долгий слог) Рея
1) дочь Урана и Геи, мать Зевса, Посидона, Гадеса, Гестии, Деметры и Геры Hom., Hes.: Ῥέας κόλπος Aesch. залив Реи, т. е. Ионический;
2) лат. Rhea Silvia, дочь царя Альбы Нумитора, мать Ромула и Рема Plut.;
3) мать Сертория Plut.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: daughter of Ouranos and Gaia, spouse of Kronos, mother of Zeus etc. (Il.).
Other forms: ep. Ion. `Ρε(ί)η, `Ρη
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: No etymolog. IE etymologies, to be rejected, by Kretschmer Sprache 2, 66 w. lit. (to Skt. rai- riches, Lat. rēs; doubted by Szemerényi KZ 73, 184 n.1); by Sturtevant Lang. 25, 345 (to supposed IE *srī- woman). Protoidg. explanation by Carnoy Les ét. class. 22, 339. -- Lat. R(h)ea Silvia remains far (Gigon Sprachgesch. u.Wortbed. 158). -- The name is no doubt Pre-Greek. -- The name may continue a form \/Raya\/, pronounced [Räya] > ΏΡέα, with \/a\/ modified before palatalized consonant, before i and y.

Middle Liddell


Rhea, daughter of Uranus and Gaia, wife of Cronus, mother of the gods, Hom., etc.

Frisk Etymology German

Ῥέα: {Rhéa}
Forms: ep. ion. Ῥε(ί)η, Ῥῆ
Grammar: f.
Meaning: Tochter des Uranos und der Gaia, Gemahlin des Kronos, Mutter des Zeus usw. (seit Il.).
Etymology : Ohne Etymologie. Abzulehnende idg. Etymologien von Kretschmer Sprache 2, 66 m. Lit. (zu aind. rai- Reichtum, lat. rēs; von Szemerényi KZ 73, 184A.1 angezweifelt); von Sturtevant Lang. 25, 345 (zu angebl. idg. *srī- Frau). Protoidg. Erklärung von Carnoy Les ét. class. 22, 339. — Lat. R(h)ea Silvia bleibt fern (Gigon Sprachgesch. u.Wortbed. 158).
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