σήσαμον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Aramaic שושמא (šūššmā), shortening of שומשומא (šumššemā), from Akkadian (Assyrian) [script needed] (šamaššammū), [script needed] (šamaššammi, literally oil plant), compound of [script needed] (šaman, oil) and [script needed] (šammu, plant).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sɛ̌ː.sa.mon/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈse.sa.mon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈsi.sa.mon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈsi.sa.mon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈsi.sa.mon/
  • Noun[edit]

    σήσᾰμον (sḗsamonn (genitive σησᾰ́μου); second declension

    1. sesame

    Declension[edit]

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