μαργαρίτης

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Borrowing from Iranian.[1] Compare Middle Persian mwlwʾlyt' (morwārīd) (whence Persian مروارید (marvārīd)), Sogdian [script needed] (marγārt), 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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