ξανθός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

With the original form k̂s-en-dho-, akin to Latin canus (« white ») that is cas-nus, from Proto Indo-European kas- (« white, blond, grey »).

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ξανθός ‎(xanthósm ‎(feminine ξανθή, neuter ξανθόν); first/second declension

  1. yellow (of various shades), golden
  2. fair, blond, flaxen, a golden-red fawn (of hair)
    ξάνθαι δ' Ἐλέναι ϛ' ἑίϛ[ϰ]ην
    "To golden Helen I compare you" -Sappho, Fragment #23

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Adjective[edit]

ξανθός ‎(xanthósm ‎(feminine ξανθή or ξανθιά, neuter ξανθό)

  1. blonde, blond, fair
    ξανθή μαλλιά, όπως το μέλι
    blonde hair like honey
  2. golden
    ξανθό στάχυ
    golden ear (of corn)

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