κάστανον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably a loanword from a language from Asia Minor; compare Old Armenian կասկ (kask). Claimed by ancient writers to derive from Καστανέα (Kastanéa), a location in Asia Minor, but the location itself is most likely named after the tree.

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Noun[edit]

κάστανον (kástanon) (genitive καστάνου) n, second declension

  1. chestnut

Usage notes[edit]

Usually in plural. The singular is quite rare. Many of the Alternative forms are given in the plural (their only attested form).

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