ὄστρεον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Traditionally assumed to be related to ὀστέον ‎(ostéon, bone), but probably from Pre-Greek.

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Noun[edit]

ὄστρεον ‎(óstreonn ‎(genitive ὀστρέου); second declension

  1. bivalve
  2. oyster
  3. purple pigment, probably that produced by murex

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • 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