χρυσός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

χρῡσός ‎(khrūsósm ‎(genitive χρυσοῦ); second declension

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

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References[edit]

  • χρυσός in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • χρυσός in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • χρυσός in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «χρυσός» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • χρυσός in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • G5557”, in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.

Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek χρυσός ‎(khrusós, gold) (already Mycenaean Greek 𐀓𐀬𐀰 ‎(ku-ru-so)), Semitic loan, compare with Hebrew [script needed] ‎(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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  • Κροίσος m ‎(Kroísos, Croesus, king of ancient Lydia)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Byzantine Greek χρυσός ‎(khrusós), from Ancient Greek χρυσοῦς ‎(khrusoûs), from Ancient Greek χρύσεος ‎(khrúseos, goldon).[1]

Adjective[edit]

χρυσός ‎(chrysósm ‎(feminine χρυσή, neuter χρυσό)

  1. golden, gold
  2. (figuratively) handsome, lovely
  3. (figuratively) good-hearted
  4. (figuratively) dear, lovable
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Babiniotis, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary], 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre