κάννα

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

 

Noun[edit]

κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnāf (genitive κᾰ́ννης); first declension

  1. giant reed, Arundo donax
  2. reed mat

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: κάννη (kánni)
  • Latin: canna (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]