ἄνθος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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 (anthos) (genitive ἄνθεος or ἄνθους) n, third declension

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

ἄνθος (anthos) (genitive ἄνθου) m, second declension

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

  • LSJ
  • BDAG
  • Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
  • Strong’s concordance number: G438
  • J.B Hofmann, Ετυμολογικόν Λεξικόν της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής (Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Griechischen)