κάστανον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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. The word likely derives from the Doric Greek word for "wood", κάστον(káston), but origin is uncertain. Other cognates may include κάστωρ(kástōr) ("beaver"). Compare also with Old Armenian կասկ(kask).

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Noun[edit]

κάστανον ‎(kástanonn ‎(genitive καστάνου); second declension

  1. chestnut

Usage notes[edit]

Usually in plural. The singular is quite rare. Many of the Alternative forms are given in the plural (their only attested form).

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