ῥίζα

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See also: ρίζα and ριζά

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds (root). Confer ῥάδιξ (rhádix). Cognate with 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]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /r̥íz.da/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈr̥i.za/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈri.za/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈri.za/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈri.za/
  • 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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