χρυσός

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Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed from a Semitic source; compare Hebrew חֶרֶס (ḥéres) (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) and Akkadian 𒆬𒄀 (ḫurāṣu [KUG.SIG17]).

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χρυσός (khrusos) (genitive χρυσοῦ) m, second declension

  1. gold (substance)
  2. (poetic) something dear or precious
  3. a gold coin

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek χρυσός (khrusos, gold) (already Mycenaean Greek 𐀓𐀬𐀰 (ku-ru-so)), semitic loan compare with Hebrew (hārús), Akkadian 𒆬𒄀 (ḫurāṣu [KUG.SIG17])[1]

Noun[edit]

χρυσός (chrysósm (plural χρυσοί)

  1. (chemistry) gold (metal element)
  2. (synecdoche) money, currency, cash
  3. (figuratively) wealth, riches
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Byzantine Greek χρυσός (khrusos), from Ancient Greek χρυσοῦς (khrusous), from Ancient Greek χρύσεος (khruseos, goldon) [2]

Adjective[edit]

χρυσός (chrysósm,  feminine: χρυσή (chrysí), neuter: χρυσό (chrysó)

  1. golden, gold
  2. handsome, lovely
  3. good-hearted
  4. dear, lovable
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  1. ^ Babiniotis, G., Modern Greek Dictionary (Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας). Athens 2008.
  2. ^ Babiniotis, G., Modern Greek Dictionary (Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας). Athens 2008.