σήσαμον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Aramaic שושמא(šūššmā), shortening of שומשומא(šumššemā), from Akkadian 𒃻𒈦𒌑𒈬 (/šamaššammū/), 𒊭𒈦𒌑𒈨 (/šamaššammi/, literally oil plant), compound of 𒉌 (/šaman/, oil) and 𒌑 (/šammu/, plant).

Сompare Mycenaean Greek [script needed] (sa-sa-ma) (directly from Akkadian?).

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Noun[edit]

σήσᾰμον (sḗsamonn (genitive σησᾰ́μου); second declension

  1. sesame

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