κάστανα

See also: καστανά

Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly Pre-Greek. Claimed by ancient writers to derive from Καστανέα (Kastanéa), a location in Asia Minor, but the location itself is most likely named after the tree. Potentially from Doric Greek κάστον (káston, wood). Compare also with Old Armenian կասկ (kask) and Albanian thanë (from Proto-Albanian *tsàna).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

κᾰ́στᾰνᾰ (kástanan pl (genitive κᾰστᾰ́νων); second declension

  1. sweet chestnuts

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: κάστανο (kástano)
  • Latin: castanea (see there for further descendants)
  • Ottoman Turkish: كستانه(kestane) (see there for further descendants)

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GreekEdit

NounEdit

κάστανα (kástanan

  1. Nominative, accusative and vocative plural form of κάστανο (kástano).