ὄστρεον

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Traditionally assumed to be related to ὀστέον (ostéon, bone). Beekes considers it probably Pre-Greek.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ὄστρεον (óstreonn (genitive ὀστρέου); second declension

  1. bivalve
  2. oyster
  3. purple pigment, probably that produced by murex

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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: ostrum
  • Russian: у́стрица (ústrica)

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