ἄγνος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ἄγνος (ágnos) (genitive ἄγνου) f, second declension

  1. chaste tree, Vitex agnus-castus
  2. type of fish
  3. type of bird

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Usage notes[edit]

The branches of the chaste tree were strewn by young women on their beds at the Thesmophoria. The notion of chastity was an association from the word's similarity to ἁγνός (hagnós, chaste).

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