ἀμᾱρᾰκον

ἀμάρᾰκον (-ᾱρ-)
Grammatical information: n.
Meaning: `Origanum Majorana, marjoram' (Pherekr.).
Other forms: -ος m.
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: The long ᾱ in Ionic-Attic points to recent origin. Compared with ἀβαρύ ὀρίγανον \<τὸ ἐν\> Μακεδονίᾳ H. If this is accepted, the variation β\/μ points to a Greek substr. word, which is anyhow probable. Connection with Skt. maruva(ka)- `id.' is then wrong. Further connections Bertoldi Riv. fil. class. 60, 338ff., but also Belardi, Rend. Acc. Lincei 8: 10 (1955) 317 n. 3. See Fur. 210f. who further compares βᾶρος\/ν `kind of spice'. (Wrong Kalléris 75: to βαρύς.) - From Greek Lat. amaracum, -us, MLat. maioracus, maiorana, from where come the modern forms.
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Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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  • ἀμάρακον — ἀμά̱ρακον , ἀμάρακον marjoram masc acc sg ἀμά̱ρακον , ἀμάρακον marjoram neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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