δένδρον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Κρητικὰ δένδρα τινά

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Etymology[edit]

Traditionally derived from Proto-Indo-European *der-drew-om with dissimilation, reduplicated from *dóru (tree), but this type of reduplication is highly atypical, so the formation must be regarded as uncertain. Per Janda, alternatively from a compound *dem- (to build; house) + *drew-, thus perhaps meaning “tree (planted near a) house”, but the semantic basis for such an assumption is weak.

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Noun[edit]

δένδρον (déndronn (genitive δένδρου); second declension

  1. tree

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: dendr-
  • Greek: δέντρο (déntro)
  • Mariupol Greek: дъендро (ðjendro)

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