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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contracted from φαεινός (phaeinós), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- (to shine).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

φᾱνός (phānósm (feminine φᾱνή, neuter φᾱνόν); first/second declension

  1. bright, shining, resplendent

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

φᾱνός (phānósm (genitive φᾱνου); second declension

  1. torch, lantern

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Arabic: فَانُوس(fānūs)
  • Aramaic:
    Classical Syriac: ܦܴܢܣܴܐ(pānəsā)
    Galilean: פנסא(/pānəsā/)
  • Hebrew: פָּנָס(pānā́s)
  • Italian: falò
  • Persian: فانوس(fânus)

Further readingEdit

  • φανός in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.