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σαρδάνιος

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

It is oft cited as deriving from τhe Sardinian plant (Ranunculus sardous), known as either σαρδάνη (sardánē) or σαρδόνιον (sardónion). When eaten, it would cause the eater's face to contort in a look resembling scorn (generally followed by death). It might also be related to σαίρω (saírō, to grin).

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AdjectiveEdit

σαρδάνῐος (sardániosm (feminine σαρδᾰνίᾱ, neuter σαρδάνῐον); first/second declension

  1. (of laughter or smiles) scornful, bitter, grim

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