Phytonyms (Names of Trees)
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Ancient Greek attests a number of tree-names (dendronyms and phytonyms) whose origins are diverse: some were inherited from PIE, others constructed within Greek itself, taken from the substrate language(s), or borrowed from neighboring languages; the origins of some remain obscure.

Ancient Greek attests a numb…

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Václav Blažek, “Phytonyms (Names of Trees)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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