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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and first published on 07/11/2014.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Theodotus | Θεόδοτος

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Theodotus is a grammarian of uncertain date whose name is attested, with several variations, in the tradition of the Etymologica1 and Ps.-Zonaras2 Lexicon3; his name appears on the subject of the etymology of the term ὀρίγανον, which he derived from ῥιγῶ (“to shiver”) by antiphrasis (the ori…

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Cecchi, Flavia, “Theodotus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>

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