πτελέα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The suffix -έᾱ (-éā) is frequent in tree names, like ἰτέᾱ (itéā, willow) and μηλέᾱ (mēléā). The word πτέλας (ptélas, boar) is formally close but the semantics are far off. Also Latin populus (poplar) cannot be related, since it deviates strongly in form and meaning. Maybe from the same source of Latin tilia (linden) and Old Armenian թեղի (tʿełi, elm). Furnée argues for a Pre-Greek origin and connects it with μελία (melía, ash tree).

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Noun[edit]

πτελέᾱ (pteléāf (genitive πτελέᾱς); first declension

  1. wych-elm (Ulmus glabra)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: φτελιά (fteliá)

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