ῥίζα

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From Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds ‎(root). Confer ῥάδιξ ‎(rhádiks). 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).

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ῥίζα ‎(rhíza) (genitive ῥίζης); f, first declension

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

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