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.

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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
      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)