ῥίζα

See also: ρίζα and ριζά

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *wréh₂ds (root). Confer ῥάδιξ (rhádix). Cognate with Latin radix (root), Latin ramus (branch), Old Norse rót (root) (English root), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐍄𐍃 (waurts), Old English wyrt (herb, plant) (English wort), Old Irish fren (root), and possibly Tocharian B witsako (root).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ῥῐ́ζᾰ (rhízaf (genitive ῥῐ́ζης); first declension

  1. root (of a plant)
  2. source
  3. base, foundation
  4. stock, family, race

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: rhizo-, rhizome
  • Greek: ρίζα (ríza)
  • Tsakonian: σχίντα

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