κύπρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Identical to Hebrew כֹּפֶר / כּוֺפֶר(kōp̱er, pitch, tar; henna), Aramaic כּוּפְרָא‎ /‎ ܭܽܘܦܪܳܐ(kūp̄rā, pitch, tar; henna), Ugaritic 𐎋𐎔𐎗 (kpr, henna), Mycenaean Greek 𐀓𐀞𐀫 (ku-pa-ro, debatable plant), Coptic ⲕⲟⲩⲡⲣ (koupr, henna), Demotic qwpr (henna), Egyptian qwpr (a given name), Dongolawi kofrē (henna), all ultimately from Akkadian 𒇒𒌓𒀀 (kupru, bitumen, pitch) from Akkadian 𒅗𒉺𒊒 (kapāru, to smear, to daub on).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

κῠ́προς (kúprosf (genitive κῠ́πρου); second declension

  1. henna (Lawsonia inermis plant and dye)
    Synonyms: κριμνός (krimnós), κρημνός (krēmnós) (assumed to be henna)

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Further reading[edit]

  • κύπρος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κύπρος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Löw, Immanuel (1881) Aramæische Pflanzennamen[1] (in German), Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, pages 212–213
  • Löw, Immanuel (1924) Die Flora der Juden[2] (in German), volume 2, Wien und Leipzig: R. Löwit, pages 218–225
  • Watson, Wilfred G. E. (2004), “A Botanical Snapshot of Ugaritic”, in Aula Orientalis[3], volume 22, issue 1, Barcelona, page 122
  • Olmo Lete, Gregorio del; Sanmartín, Joaquín; Watson, Wilfred G. E. (2015), “kpr, kprt”, in A Dictionary of the Ugaritic Language in the Alphabetic Tradition (Handbook of Oriental Studies; 112), 3rd edition, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 448
  • Vycichl, Werner (1983) Dictionnaire Étymologique de la Langue Copte, Leuven: Peeters, →ISBN, page 84–85
  • Janet H. Johnson, editor (2001) The Demotic Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago[4], volume Q (04.1), Chicago: The University of Chicago, page 11–12