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ἀψίνθιον

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The cluster -ινθ- (-inth-) suggests a Pre-Greek source, as in τερέβινθος (terébinthos, terebinth), ἐρέβινθος (erébinthos, chickpea), μίνθη (mínthē, mint), ὑάκινθος (huákinthos, hyacinth), πλίνθος (plínthos, brick), μήρινθος (mḗrinthos, cord, line), κήρινθος (kḗrinthos, bee bread), λαβύρινθος (labúrinthos, labyrinth).

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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. vermouth, wine spiced by wormwood

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