οἶνος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arcadian Greek ϝοῖνος (woînos), Mycenaean 𐀺𐀜 (wo-no); related to Latin vīnum, Old Armenian գինի (gini), Hebrew יין (yāyin) etc.; according to the Oxford Latin Dictionary, "all probably from a common Mediterranean source".[1] Perhaps instead from Proto-Indo-European *wóih₁nom < *woino-, possibly from the root *wei(H)- (to twist), meaning "that of the vine"[2], and related to dialectical ὑιήν (huiḗn, grapevine), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wiHēn, which also probably comes from the same root[3].

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Noun[edit]

οἶνος (oînos) (genitive οἴνου) m, second declension

  1. wine (alcoholic beverage)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1996 [1982], P. G. W. Glare (ed.), Oxford Latin Dictionary, edition corrected reprint, Oxford: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-864224-5, page p. 2067, s.v. "vīnum":
  2. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=pH7emh7sv50C&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=the+oxford+introduction+to+proto-indo-european+and+the+proto-indo-european+world&source=bl&ots=f6L4dQczSB&sig=AVL_OZ79QCBwWw-WcXXEeJ8zvtQ&hl=en&ei=B4TSSuecOtCSlAfthq2pCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=wine&f=false
  3. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=pH7emh7sv50C&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=the+oxford+introduction+to+proto-indo-european+and+the+proto-indo-european+world&source=bl&ots=f6L4dQczSB&sig=AVL_OZ79QCBwWw-WcXXEeJ8zvtQ&hl=en&ei=B4TSSuecOtCSlAfthq2pCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=grapevine&f=false