βωλίτης

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes, the original form βωλήτης (bōlḗtēs) was borrowed from Latin bōlētus, named after the town Boletum (present day Boltaña in Spain, famous for its mushrooms). βωλίτης was remodelled after its derivatives and borrowed back into Latin again by Pliny. The meaning of "root" is influenced by βῶλος (bôlos).[1]

Perhaps cognate with Proto-Slavic *bъdla.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

βωλῑ́της (bōlī́tēsm (genitive βωλῑ́του); first declension

  1. mushroom, especially champignon (Agaricus bisporus)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “βωλίτης”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 250

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