ἀνεμώνη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently from ἄνεμος (ánemos, wind) +‎ -ώνη (-ṓnē, feminine patronymic suffix).[1]

Alternatively, from a Phoenician source, akin to Arabic شَقَائِق اَلنُّعْمَان(šaqāʾiq an-nuʿmān, anemones) and Hebrew (Isaiah Scroll) נִטְעֵי נַעֲמָנִים(nit'ei na'amanim, plants of pleasantness).[2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἀνεμώνη (anemṓnēf (genitive ἀνεμώνης); first declension

  1. poppy anemone (Anemone coronaria)
    Synonym: φρένιον (phrénion)
  2. (ἀνεμώνη ὀρεία, mountain anemone) Greek anemone (Anemone blanda)

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: ανεμώνη (anemóni)
  • Latin: anemōnē

References[edit]

  1. ^ anemone”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  2. ^ Edward Yechezkel Kutscher, The Language and Linguistic Background of the Isiah Scroll (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1974), 380; first published in Hebrew, in Jerusalem, 1959.
  3. ^ Babcock, Philip, ed., Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, s.v. "anemone" (Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webser, 1993).
  4. ^ C.T. Onions, The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, s.v. "anemone" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967).