ἄνθος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *h₂endʰos, with cognates including Sanskrit अन्धस ‎(ándhas, grass, cabbage), Albanian ënde, Old Armenian անդ ‎(and, field), and possibly Old Frisian åndul.

Noun[edit]

ἄνθος ‎(ánthosn ‎(genitive ἄνθεος or ἄνθους); third declension

  1. flower, blossom, bloom
  2. froth, scum
  3. bloom, peak
  4. brightness, brilliance
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Noun[edit]

ἄνθος ‎(ánthosm ‎(genitive ἄνθου); second declension

  1. a small bird, possibly the yellow wagtail.
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References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • J.B Hofmann, Ετυμολογικόν Λεξικόν της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής (Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Griechischen)