: flower

Word History


borrowed from Greek, combining form from ánthos "flower," neuter s-stem, of uncertain origin

Note: Greek ánthos was traditionally linked with Sanskrit andhas-, ándhaḥ "sprout of the soma plant," but this has been questioned; other proposed comparisons are still more tenuous.

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“Antho-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antho-. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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