φύλλον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Cognates include Latin folium, Old Armenian բողբոջ (bołboǰ), and English blossom.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /pʰýl.lon/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈpʰyl.lon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɸyl.lon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈfyl.lon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈfi.lon/
  • Noun[edit]

    φῠ́λλον (phúllonn (genitive φῠ́λλου); second declension

    1. leaf
    2. (in the plural) foliage
    3. plant
    4. (poetic phrase, φύλλον ἐλαίας) olive tree
      • 406 BCE, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 700–701
        Χορός   [] ὃ τᾷδε θάλλει μέγιστα χώρᾳ,
        γλαυκᾶς παιδοτρόφου φύλλον ἐλαίας
        Khorós   [] hò tâide thállei mégista khṓrāi,
        glaukâs paidotróphou phúllon elaías
        Chorus: [a plant] that flourishes greatly in this land,
        the leaf of the child-nourishing gray olive tree

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    Greek[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    φύλλον (fýllonn

    1. Katharevousa form of φύλλο (fýllo)