κάστανα

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See also: καστανά

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Claimed by ancient writers to derive from Καστανέα (Kastanéa), a location in Asia Minor, but the location itself is most likely named after the tree. Potentially from the Doric κάστον (káston, wood). Compare also with Old Armenian կասկ (kask).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kás.ta.na/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkas.ta.na/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkas.ta.na/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkas.ta.na/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkas.ta.na/
  • Noun[edit]

    κᾰ́στᾰνᾰ (kástanan pl (genitive κᾰστᾰ́νων); second declension

    1. sweet chestnuts

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    Greek[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    κάστανα (kástanan

    1. Nominative, accusative and vocative plural form of κάστανο (kástano).