σαρδάνιος

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Etymology[edit]

It is oft cited as deriving from τhe Sardinian plant (Ranunculus sardous), known as either σαρδάνη (sardánē) or σαρδόνιον (sardónion). When eaten, it would cause the eater's face to contort in a look resembling scorn (generally followed by death). It might also be related to σαίρω (saírō, to grin).

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σαρδάνῐος (sardániosm (feminine σαρδᾰνίᾱ, neuter σαρδάνῐον); first/second declension

  1. (of laughter or smiles) scornful, bitter, grim

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