\\ōˈjijēən\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Latin ogygius Ogygian (from Greek ōgygios, from Õgygos, Õgygēs, ancient legendary king of Boeotia) + English -an
1. : of or relating to the legendary Greek King Ogyges or to a deluge said to have taken place in his reign

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  • ὠγύγιον — Ὠγύγιος Ogygian masc acc sg Ὠγύγιος Ogygian neut nom/voc/acc sg Ὠγύγιος Ogygian masc/fem acc sg Ὠγύγιος Ogygian neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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