σαρδάνιος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

It is oft cited as deriving from τhe Sardinian plant (Ranunculus sardous), known as either σαρδάνη or σαρδόνιον. When eaten, it would cause the eater's face to contort in a look resembling scorn (generally followed by death). It might also be related to σαίρω "I grin".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /sardánios/
  • (Koine) IPA(key): /sarˈðanios/

Adjective[edit]

σαρδάνιος (sardániosm, σαρδανία f, σαρδάνιον n; first/second declension

  1. (of laughter or smiles) scornful, bitter, grim

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