πύξος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Since the tree grew in Italy and is not native to Greece or Asia Minor, it could be a Pre-Greek substrate loan from Italy (cf. Latin buxus).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pýk.sos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpyk.sos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈpyk.sos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈpyk.sos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈpik.sos/
  • Noun[edit]

    πῠ́ξος (púxosf (genitive πῠ́ξου); second declension

    1. box tree, Buxus sempervivens, boxwood

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