μαργαρίτης

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Iranian.[1] Compare Middle Persian mwlwʾlyt' (morwārīd) (whence Persian مروارید (marvārīd)), Sogdian [script needed] (marγārt), Sanskrit मञ्जरी (mañjarī), and Avestan 𐬨𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬫𐬀 (mərəya).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /mar.ɡa.rǐː.tɛːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /mar.ɡaˈri.tes/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /mar.ɣaˈri.tis/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /mar.ɣaˈri.tis/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /mar.ɣaˈri.tis/
  • Noun[edit]

    μαργᾰρῑ́της (margarī́tēsm (genitive μαργᾰρῑ́του); first declension

    1. pearl
    2. a type of Egyptian plant

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