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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *elaíwā (whence also Mycenaean Greek 𐀁𐀨𐀷 (e-ra-wa)). Probably a borrowing from a Mediterranean Pre-Greek source, which also gave Old Armenian եւղ (ewł, oil).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /e.laí̯.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ɛˈlɛ.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /eˈlɛ.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /eˈle.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /eˈle.a/
  • NounEdit

    ἐλαίᾱ (elaíāf (genitive ἐλαίᾱς); first declension

    1. olive tree
    2. olive (fruit)
    3. naevus

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