θύρσος

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably an Anatolian loanword. Compare Luwian [script needed] ‎(tuwarsa, vine).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

θύρσος ‎(thúrsosm ‎(genitive θύρσου); second declension

  1. a wand wreathed in ivy and vine-leaves with a pine-cone at the top, carried by the devotees of Dionysus
  2. the devotees themselves
  3. Hesychius defines it as κλάδος ‎(kládos, stick, branch), ῥάβδος ‎(rhábdos, stick, rod)

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • LSJ
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
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