κιννάβαρι

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, a foreign word, probably of Oriental origin.
Perhaps from Arabic زِنْجَفْر(zinjafr), related to Persian شنگرف(šangarf) from Old Persian 𐎿𐎡𐎣𐎲𐎽𐎢𐏁 (s-i-k-b-ru-u-š /sinkabruš/, carnelian) , of unknown origin.

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NounEdit

κιννάβᾰρῐ (kinnábarin (genitive κιννᾰβάρεως); third declension

  1. cinnabar, bisulphuret of mercury
  2. vermilion

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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: cinnabaris (see there for further descendants)

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