Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Hellenic *tū́pʰā, often regarded as cognate with Latin tuber (truffle), English tuft and Old Norse þúfa (mound), all from Proto-Indo-European *tewh₂- (to swell). However the meaning of the Greek word is sufficiently different to render its connection with the other words purely hypothetical.

Pronunciation edit


Noun edit

τύφη (túphēf (genitive τύφης); first declension

  1. plant used for stuffing bolsters and beds
  2. reedmace, cattail, bulrush (Typha angustifolia)
  3. sort of tiara

Inflection edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Translingual: Typha

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