λίνον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be from a Proto-Indo-European *linom, with cognates including Old Church Slavonic льнъ (lĭnŭ), Latin līnum, and Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌽 (lein). However, the Latin and Germanic forms have a long i. Could also be a loanword to Latin and Ancient Greek which other languages borrowed.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

    λῐ́νον (línonn (genitive λῐ́νου); second declension

    1. anything made of flax
      1. cord, thread
      2. the thread of destiny spun by the Fates
      3. fishing net
      4. wick (of a lamp)
      5. linen
    2. the plant flax

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