ἰβίσκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a Celtic language. The word has been compared to ἰβηρίς (ibērís, pepperwort). Furnée thinks that the word comes from Pre-Greek, where the variation ε/ι is frequent.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἰβίσκος (ibískosm (genitive ἰβίσκου); second declension

  1. marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis)
    Synonym: ἀλθαία (althaía)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: hibiscus

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