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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

Perhaps from Egyptian, since writing on it is widely believed to be original with the Egyptians.

Beekes notes that suffix *-ῡρ- is reconstructed for Pre-Greek.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

πᾰ́πῡρος (pápūrosm, f (genitive πᾰπῡ́ρου); second declension

  1. the plant papyrus

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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: papȳrus (see there for further descendants)

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