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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Maybe from Proto-Indo-European *gʷeHi-to-, the same root of Proto-Slavic *žìto (corn) and Proto-Celtic *bētom. It has also been compared to Basque zitu (harvest).

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NounEdit

σῖτος (sîtosm (genitive σῑ́του); second declension

  1. grain, corn (in the British sense, encompassing wheat and barley, the cereal grains used by the ancient Greeks)
  2. grains and lentils
  3. bread (as opposed to meat)
  4. food (as opposed to drink)

Usage notesEdit

This noun is neuter in the plural.

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