κάννα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed) (whence Mycenaean Greek 𐀒𐀜𐀛𐀠 (ko-no-ni-pi /konōni-pʰi/)), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). There are indications that it may have come through Pre-Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kán.naː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkan.na/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkan.na/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkan.na/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈka.na/
  • Noun[edit]

    κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnāf (genitive κᾰ́ννης); first declension

    1. giant reed, Arundo donax
    2. reed mat

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