ῥίσκος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a loanword. According to Donatus, it is of Phrygian origin, a path followed by Thumb, who considers Proto-Celtic to be the ultimate source, comparing Irish rúsc (bark of a tree). The word would have reached Greek from Galatian, through Phrygian because of the change u > i. Anyway, Beekes doesn't dismiss a Pre-Greek origin.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ῥῐ́σκος (rhískosm (genitive ῥῐ́σκου); second declension

  1. coffer, chest, especially for plate or money

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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: riscus

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