βολβός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The form of the word is expressive, with a kind of reduplication. There are no direct relatives and it is reminiscent of words for round and globular objects, like Latin bulla (water bubble) and Latvian burbulis (water bubble). Further, similar to Armenian բողկ (bołk, radish),Sanskrit बल्बज (balbaja, Indian goosegrass), and Albanian bajgë.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

βολβός (bolbósm (genitive βολβοῦ); second declension

  1. (botany) bulb of various plants, especially onion
  2. tassel hyacinth (Muscari comosum)
  3. (anatomy) eyeball

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: βολβός (volvós)
  • Latin: bulbus

Further reading[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek [Term?].

Noun[edit]

βολβός (volvósm (plural βολβοί)

  1. bulb (daffodil, crocus, etc)
  2. bulb (swollen root of these plants)

Declension[edit]