κνίδη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From κνίζω (knízō, scratch or gash), which, according to Beekes, shares similarities with Proto-Germanic *hnītaną (to tear), Latvian knidet (to itch), and Middle Irish cned (wound) through an earlier form *kneyd-.[1]

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Noun[edit]

κνῑ́δη (knī́dēf (genitive κνῑ́δης); first declension

  1. A nettle
  2. A sea anemone in the genus Actinia with a nettle-like sting

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill