κάλαμος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱolh₂mos via a zero-grade variant *ḱl̥h₂mos, or (according to Beekes) independently thematicized from an original ablauting paradigm *ḱólh₂-m̥ ~ *ḱl̥h₂-ém-. Cognates include Latin culmus, Russian соло́ма (solóma), Old Norse halmr and Old English healm (English haulm).

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Noun[edit]

κᾰ́λᾰμος (kálamosm (genitive κᾰλᾰ́μου); second declension

  1. a reed
  2. anything made of reed or cane
    1. staff, rod
    2. measuring rod
    3. pen
    4. flute
    5. shaft of an arrow
  3. collectively, of plants, which are neither bush, nor tree

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learnedly, from Ancient Greek κάλαμος (kálamos);[1] doublet of καλάμι (kalámi), inherited through Mediaeval Greek from the Hellenistic diminutive καλάμιον f (kalámion). Also a doublet of καλέμι (kalémi), which was borrowed from Ottoman Turkish قلم(kalém).[2] Also see καλαμάρι (kalamári).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.la.mos/
  • Hyphenation: κά‧λα‧μος

Noun[edit]

κάλαμος (kálamosm (plural κάλαμοι)

  1. (formal) reed pen
  2. (formal) reed, cane

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References[edit]

  1. ^ κάλαμος in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) , “κάλαμος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 621–622

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