φύλλον

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

φῠ́λλον ‎(phúllonn ‎(genitive φῠ́λλου); second declension phullon phyllon fullon may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek φῠ́λλον.

  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
      Chorus: [a plant] that flourishes greatly in this land,
      the leaf of the child-nourishing gray olive tree

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • φύλλον in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «φύλλον» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «φύλλον» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «φύλλον» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «φύλλον» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.

GreekEdit

NounEdit

φύλλον ‎(fýllonn

  1. Katharevousa form of φύλλο ‎(fýllo)
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