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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

A loan from Pre-Greek.[1]

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /kák.tos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈkak.tos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈkak.tos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈkak.tos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈkak.tos/
  • NounEdit

    κᾰ́κτος (káktosf, m (genitive κᾰ́κτου); second declension

    1. (feminine) the cardoon, Cynara cardunculus
    2. (masculine) the artichoke (the fruit of the cardoon); also, the cardoon’s edible leaf-stalks

    DeclensionEdit

    DescendantsEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ 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

    GreekEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From the Ancient Greek κάκτος (káktos).

    NounEdit

    κάκτος (káktosm (plural κάκτοι)

    1. cactus

    DeclensionEdit