ῥίζα

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See also: ρίζα and ριζά

Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds (root). Confer ῥάδιξ (rhádix). Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀹𐀪𐀼 (wi-ri-za), Latin radix (root), Latin ramus (branch), Old Norse rót (root) (English root), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍄𐍃 (waurts), Old English wyrt (herb, plant) (English wort), Old Irish fren (root), and possibly Tocharian B witsako (root).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ῥῐ́ζᾰ (rhízaf (genitive ῥῐ́ζης); first declension

  1. root (of a plant)
  2. source
  3. base, foundation
  4. stock, family, race

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: rhizo-, rhizome
  • Greek: ρίζα (ríza)
  • Mariupol Greek: ри́за (ríza)
  • Tsakonian: σχίντα (schínta)

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