ἀψίνθιον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Persian اسپند(wormwood). Both might be from a common Pre-Greek source.

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Noun[edit]

ἀψίνθιον ‎(apsínthionn ‎(genitive ἀψινθίου); second declension

  1. wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
    • 430 BCE – 354 BCE, Xenophon, Anabasis 1.5.1
      ἐν τούτῳ δὲ τῷ τόπῳ ἦν μὲν ἡ γῆ πεδίον ἅπαν ὁμαλὲς ὥσπερ θάλαττα, ἀψινθίου δὲ πλῆρες·
      In this region the ground was all a plain, flat like the sea, and full of wormwood.
  2. absinthe

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