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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

θῠ́ρσος (thúrsosm (genitive θῠ́ρσου); 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

DescendantsEdit

  • → Latin: thyrsus (see there for further descendants)

Further readingEdit