Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

Uncertain. Could be from Proto-Indo-European *linom, with cognates including Old Church Slavonic льнъ (lĭnŭ), Latin līnum, and Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌽 (lein). However, the Latin and Germanic forms have a long i. Could also be a loanword to Latin and Ancient Greek which other languages borrowed.

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Noun edit

λῐ́νον (línonn (genitive λῐ́νου); second declension

  1. flax (Linum usitatissimum)
  2. anything made of flax:
    1. cord, fishing line, thread
    2. (figuratively) thread of destiny spun by the Fates
    3. fishing net, hunting net
    4. (in the plural) linen cloths or garments
    5. flax for spinning

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