Ancient Greek

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Etymology

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From a non-Indo-European substrate word meaning "beech, oak" and found also in Greek γάβρος (gávros, hornbeam), Russian граб (grab, hornbeam) and Ancient Greek κράββατος (krábbatos, couch, mattress). Furnée further compares γοβρίαι (gobríai, torches), which cannot be ignored.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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γρᾰ́βῐον (grábionn (genitive γρᾰβῐ́ου); second declension

  1. torch, brand
    Synonyms: γρῡνός (grūnós), δαΐς (daḯs), δᾰ́ος (dáos), ἑλένη (helénē), λαμπάς (lampás), λοφνίς (lophnís), πανός (panós), πυρσός (pursós), φανή (phanḗ), φρῠκτός (phruktós)

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