λίνον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be from a Proto-Indo-European *linon, with cognates including Old Church Slavonic льнъ (lĭnŭ), Latin līnum, and Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌽 (lein). However, the Latin and Germanic forms have a long i. Could also be a loanword to Latin and Ancient Greek which other languages borrowed.

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Noun[edit]

λίνον (línon) (genitive λίνου) n, second declension

  1. anything made of flax
    1. cord, thread
    2. the thread of destiny spun by the Fates
    3. fishing net
    4. wick (of a lamp)
    5. linen
  2. the plant flax

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