Papyrus received its early Greek name (byblos, byblinos) from its being exported to the Aegean through Byblos.
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /býblos/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /býblos/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /βýβlos/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /vývlos/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /vívlos/
- papyrus (both in reference to the plant and writings using the paper-like material derived from the plant)