κρόκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Semitic loanword. Compare Akkadian [script needed] (kurkanū), Arabic كُرْكُم (kúrkum), and Hebrew Hebrew כרכום (karkom).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kró.kos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkro.kos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkro.kos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkro.kos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkro.kos/
  • Noun[edit]

    κρόκος (krókosm (genitive κρόκου); second declension

    1. saffron, Crocus sativus
    2. saffron (dye)
    3. yolk (of an egg)
      Antonym: λευκόν (leukón)

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    Further reading[edit]

    • κρόκος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • κρόκος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
    • κρόκος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
    • κρόκος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
    • κρόκος in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
    • κρόκος in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • 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

    Greek[edit]

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    Etymology[edit]

    From Ancient Greek κρόκος (krókos).

    Noun[edit]

    κρόκος (krókosm (plural κρόκοι)

    1. yolk, egg yolk
      κρόκος αυγούkrókos avgoúegg yolk
    2. (botany) crocus
    3. (herb) saffron

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