ὑάκινθος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Mediterranean Pre-Greek substrate origin and possibly related to Latin vaccinium.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /hy.á.kin.tʰos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /(h)yˈa.kin.tʰos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /yˈa.kin.θos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /yˈa.cin.θos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /iˈa.cin.θos/
  • Noun[edit]

    ῠ̔ᾰ́κινθος (huákinthosm (genitive ῠ̔ᾰκίνθου); second declension

    1. The alpine squill (Scilla bifolia)
    2. The larkspur (Consolida ajacis)
    3. A certain type of blue
    4. A blue precious stone, perhaps aquamarine

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