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Third declension Noun; Feminine Transliteration:

Principal Part: ἄμπωτις

Structure: ἀμπωτι (Stem) + ς (Ending)

Etym.: a)napi/nomai, for a)na/pwtis


  1. a being sucked back, the ebb-tide


Third declension

The inflection forms above were generated by rules and some usages of them were not attested.

Due to a bug of system, some forms may display wrong accents.


  • μεγάλησ θαλάσσησ ἡ ἄμπωτισ, ὥστε ἐπὶ ξηροῦ ἀπελήφθησαν αὐτοῖσ αἱ νῆεσ. (Arrian, Anabasis, book 6, chapter 19 1:1)
  • ἄμπωτισ γὰρ ἐφήμεροσ ἔστιν. (Appian, The Foreign Wars, chapter 4 4:5)
  • θάπτουσι δὲ τοὺσ τελευτήσαντασ ὅταν ἄμπωτισ γένηται καταχωννύντεσ εἰσ τὴν ἅμμον, ὥστε κατὰ τὴν πλημυρίδα τὸν τόπον ἐπιχώννυσθαι. (Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica, book 2, chapter 59 8:1)
  • ὅταν δὲ ἄμπωτισ γένηται, κατευωχησόμενοι τὰ ληφθέντα συμφεύγουσι πάλιν εἰσ τοὺσ προειρημένουσ αὐλῶνασ. (Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica, book 3, chapter 19 5:5)
  • ῥηχίη δ’ ἐν αὐτῷ καὶ ἄμπωτισ ἀνὰ πᾶσαν ἡμέρην γίνεται. (Herodotus, The Histories, book 2, chapter 11 3:3)


Source: Henry George Liddell. Robert Scott. "A Greek-English Lexicon". revised and augmented throughout by. Sir Henry Stuart Jones.

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