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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from an Iranian source; compare Persian اسپند (espand, wormwood). Both might be from a common Pre-Greek source.

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NounEdit

ἀψίνθιον (apsínthionn (genitive ἀψινθίου); second declension

  1. wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
    • 430 BCE – 354 BCE, Xenophon, Anabasis 1.5.1
      ἐν τούτῳ δὲ τῷ τόπῳ ἦν μὲν ἡ γῆ πεδίον ἅπαν ὁμαλὲς ὥσπερ θάλαττα, ἀψινθίου δὲ πλῆρες·
      en toútōi dè tôi tópōi ên mèn hē gê pedíon hápan homalès hṓsper thálatta, apsinthíou dè plêres;
      In this region the ground was all a plain, flat like the sea, and full of wormwood.
  2. absinthe

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