μαργαρίτης

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Eastern loanword. Compare Middle Persian mwlwʾlyt'(morwārīd) (whence Persian مروارید(marvārīd)), Sanskrit मञ्जरी(mañjarī), and Avestan 𐬨𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬫𐬀(mərəya).

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μαργᾰρῑ́της ‎(margarī́tēsm ‎(genitive μαργᾰρῑ́του); first declension

  1. pearl
  2. a type of Egyptian plant

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