βότρυς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Considered Pre-Greek[1], but also Semitic, relating to Hebrew בֹּסֶר(boṣer, unripe grape), Arabic بُسْر(busr, unripe dates), Jewish Babylonian Aramaic בֻּסְרָא(busrā), בּוּסְרָא(busrā, unripe grape), Hebrew בֹּסֶר(boser, unripe grape), Classical Syriac ܒܣܪܐ(*busrā, unripe grape).[2][3][4]

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Noun[edit]

βότρῠς (bótrusm (genitive βότρῠος); third declension

  1. bunch of grapes, grapes
    1. (figuratively) clustered earring
  2. (herb) ambrosia (Ambrosia maritima)
    1. Jerusalem oak (Dysphania botrys [syn. Chenopodium botrys])
  3. the Pleiades
    • Sch.Il. 18.486

Declension[edit]

βότρῠς also appears with a heteroclitic neuter plural in Euphorion 149, probably from the related βότρῠον (bótruon):

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 228
  2. ^ Brown, John Pairman (1995) Israel and Hellas (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft; 231), volume I, Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, pages 155–156
  3. ^ Szemerényi, Oswald (1971) , “Pierre Chantraine: Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque: Histoire des mots”, in Gnomon, volume 43, DOI:10.2307/27685321, page 661
  4. ^ Lagarde, Paul de (1887) Mittheilungen (in German), volume 2, Göttingen: Dieterichsche Sortimentsbuchhandlung, page 356

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