χρυσός

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Likely borrowed from a Semitic source; compare Hebrew חֶרֶס ‎(ḥéres) (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?), Phoenician 𐤇𐤀𐤓𐤏𐤕𐤆 and Akkadian 𒆬𒄀 ‎(ḫurāṣu [KUG.SIG17]).

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χρῡσός ‎(khrūsósm ‎(genitive χρυσοῦ); second declension xrusos khrusos khrysos chrusos chrysos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek χρῡσός.

  1. gold (substance)
  2. (poetic) something dear or precious
  3. a gold coin

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek χρυσός ‎(khrusós, gold) (already Mycenaean Greek 𐀓𐀬𐀰 ‎(ku-ru-so)), Semitic loan, compare with Hebrew (hārús), Akkadian 𒆬𒄀 ‎(ḫurāṣu [KUG.SIG17])[1]

Noun[edit]

χρυσός ‎(chrysósm ‎(plural χρυσοί)

  1. (chemistry) gold (metal element)
  2. (synecdoche) money, currency, cash
  3. (figuratively) wealth, riches
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Byzantine Greek χρυσός ‎(khrusós), from Ancient Greek χρυσοῦς ‎(khrusoûs), from Ancient Greek χρύσεος ‎(khrúseos, goldon) [2]

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χρυσός ‎(chrysósm ‎(feminine χρυσή, neuter χρυσό)

  1. golden, gold
  2. handsome, lovely
  3. good-hearted
  4. dear, lovable
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  1. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary], 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre
  2. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary], 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre