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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-? Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃-. Cognates include Latin folium, Old Armenian բողբոջ (bołboǰ), and English blossom.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

φῠ́λλον (phúllonn (genitive φῠ́λλου); second declension

  1. leaf
  2. (in the plural) foliage
  3. plant
  4. (poetic phrase, φύλλον ἐλαίας) olive tree
    • 406 BCE, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 700–701:
      Χορός   [] ὃ τᾷδε θάλλει μέγιστα χώρᾳ,
      γλαυκᾶς παιδοτρόφου φύλλον ἐλαίας
      Khorós   [] hò tâide thállei mégista khṓrāi,
      glaukâs paidotróphou phúllon elaías
      Chorus: [a plant] that flourishes greatly in this land,
      the leaf of the child-nourishing gray olive tree

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: -phyllous, phyllon (uncommon)

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GreekEdit

NounEdit

φύλλον (fýllonn

  1. Katharevousa form of φύλλο (fýllo)