ῥίζα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds (root). Confer ῥάδιξ (rhádiks). Cognate with Latin radix (root), Latin ramus (branch), Old Norse rót (root) (English root), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍄𐍃 (waurts), Old English wyrt (herb, plant) (English wort), Old Irish fren (root), and possibly Tocharian B witsako (root).

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Noun[edit]

ῥίζα (rhíza) (genitive ῥίζης) f, first declension

  1. root (of a plant)
  2. source
  3. base, foundation
  4. stock, family, race

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