ῥόδον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *ϝρόδον, borrowed from some Eastern language, most likely Old Persian *wr̥da- (compare Old Armenian վարդ (vard), Classical Syriac ܘܪܕܐ (wardā), Arabic وردة (warda) - all from the same source). Or it could possibly be a Pre-Greek loan, such as Thracian (the rose was native to Thrace).[1]

The Aramaic 𐡅𐡀𐡓𐡃𐡀 (warda) is from Persian. Latin rosa (rose) is likely a loanword from Greek.

Noun[edit]

ῥόδον (rhódon) (genitive ῥόδου) n, second declension

  1. rose

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume II, page 1290
    • ^ Tucker, T.G., Etymological Dictionary of Latin, Ares Publishers, 1976 (reprint of 1931 edition).