cannabis etymology

English word cannabis comes from Ancient Greek κάνναβις

Detailed word origin of cannabis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κάνναβις Ancient Greek (grc)
cannabis Latin (lat) Hemp.
cannabis English (eng) A mildly euphoriant or sedating, intoxicating hallucinogenic drug prepared from various parts of this plant.. A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis, especially Cannabis sativa), native to central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.. The purified and decarboxylated resin of the cannabis plant used for medicinal purposes rather than for any intoxicating [...]

Words with the same origin as cannabis

Descendants of κάνναβις