κρόκος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Semitic loanword. Compare Akkadian kurkanū [Cuneiform?], Arabic كركم (kúrkum), and Hebrew כרכום (karkom).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

κρόκος (krokos) (genitive κρόκου) m, second declension

  1. saffron, Crocus sativus
  2. saffron (dye)
  3. yolk (of an egg)

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • κρὸκος λευκός (krokos leukos, Crocus cancellatus)
  • κρὸκος ἀκανθώδης (krokos akanthōdēs, safflower)

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NounEdit

κρόκος (krókosm (plural κρόκοι)

  1. yolk, egg yolk.
  2. (botany) crocus
  3. (cooking) saffron (herb)

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Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 22:24