πλάτανος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The word has been derived from πλατύς (platús, broad, flat), under the assumption that the tree was named after its broad leaves of flat patches of bark. According to Beekes, this etymology must be rejected in view of the opaque derivation of the oldest attested form πλατάνιστος (platánistos). Instead, it can be assumed that the name of this tree was borrowed from Pre-Greek and only secondarily became associated with πλατύς (platús).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

πλᾰ́τᾰνος (plátanosf (genitive πλᾰτᾰ́νου); second declension

  1. planetree (Platanus orientalis)

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: platanus
  • Translingual: Platanus

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πλάτανος (plátanos, plane tree), from πλατύς (platús, broad)

Noun[edit]

πλάτανος (plátanosm (plural πλάνατοι)

  1. plane tree

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