κάννα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Akkadian 𒂵𒉡𒌑𒌝 (qanûm, reed), whence also Mycenaean Greek 𐀒𐀜𐀛𐀠 (ko-no-ni-pi /konōni-pʰi/). There are indications, according to Beekes, 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)

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