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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *ἐλαίϝα ‎(*elaíwa), compare Mycenaean 𐀁𐀨𐀷 ‎(e-ra-wa). Probably a borrowing from a Mediterranean Pre-Greek source, which also gave Old Armenian եւղ ‎(ewł, oil).

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NounEdit

ἐλαίᾱ ‎(elaíāf ‎(genitive ἐλαίας); first declension

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
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