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γιγγίς

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander
Full diacritics: γιγγίς Medium diacritics: γιγγίς Low diacritics: γιγγίς Capitals: ΓΙΓΓΙΣ
Transliteration A: gingís Transliteration B: gingis Transliteration C: giggis Beta Code: giggi/s

English (LSJ)

ίδος, ἡ, kind of

   A turnip, French carrot, Alex.Trall.1.15.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

γιγγίς: -ίδος, ἡ, φυτὸν ἐκ τοῦ εἴδους τῶν γογγυλῶν, δαυκίον, Ἀλεξ. Τραλλ. 8. σ. 140.

Spanish (DGE)

-ίδος, ἡ
bot. un tipo de nabo Alex.Trall.1.541.23, 2.455.19, 459.7.

• Etimología: Quizá de *γεγγίς y por asim. γιγγίς, tratándose de una forma popular c. red. impresiva, rel. γόγγυλος haciendo alusión a la forma redondeada de la planta.

Greek Monolingual

γιγγίς, η και γιγγίδιον, το (Α)
ο δαύκος, το καρότο.
[ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Δημώδης λ. με αναδιπλασιασμό, πιθ. < γεγγίς].

Etymological

-ίδος
Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: kind of turnip, French carrot (Alex. Trall.)
Derivatives: γιγγίδιον a plant, Daucus Gingidium (Dsc.); γιγγικίδιον (schol. Nic. Al. 432)
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]X [probably]
Etymology: Reduplicated form (Strömberg Pflanzennamen 21). Solmsen Wortforsch. 213f. assumed *γεγγίς, with assimilation, to γογγύλος, q.v. Doubts in WP. 1, 638. Rather a Pre-Greek word.