calamus etymology

English word calamus comes from Ancient Greek κάλαμος

Detailed word origin of calamus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κάλαμος Ancient Greek (grc)
calamus Latin (lat) (by extension) an object made from a reed, such as a pen, arrow, or fishing rod. (of plants) a stalk, straw, blade. A reed, cane. The hollow arm of a candelabrum.
calamus English (eng) A quill.. The sweet flag, Acorus calamus.

Words with the same origin as calamus

Descendants of κάλαμος
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