οἶνος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *wóinos (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀺𐀜 (wo-no)), from Proto-Indo-European *wéyh₁ō; related to English wine, Latin vīnum, Old Armenian գինի (gini) etc.; according to the Oxford Latin Dictionary, "all probably from a common Mediterranean source".[1] Perhaps instead from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom, possibly from the root *wey(H)- (to twist), thus meaning "that of the vine";[2] and related to dialectal ὑιήν (huiḗn, grapevine), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wiHḗn, which would be a derivation from the same root.[2]

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Noun[edit]

οἶνος (oînosm (genitive οἴνου); second declension

  1. wine (alcoholic beverage)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: οίνος (oínos)
  • English: eno-, oeno-, œno-
  • French: œno-
  • German: öno-
  • Italian: eno-

References[edit]

  1. ^ P. G. W. Glare (ed.) (1982) Oxford Latin Dictionary, corrected reprint edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, published 1996, →ISBN, pages 2067, s.v. "vīnum"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006) The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (Oxford Linguistics), New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, pages 166–167

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