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Ancient GreekEdit


Related to Latin viola. Originally *ϝίον (*wíon).




ῐ̓́ον (íonm (genitive ῐ̓́ου); second declension

  1. violet, namely sweet violet (Viola odorata)
  2. synonym of κρίνον (krínon, white lily)
  3. any flower
  4. (Koine) a precious stone of dark colour


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Further readingEdit

  • ἴον in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ἴον in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ἴον in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • ἴον in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter