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Flōs, flāvus : couleur et végétation

Alain Christol 1, 2
2 Centre Alfred Ernout - Linguistique latine
Linguistique et Lexicologie romanes et latines : EA4080, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : GDR2650
Abstract : The roots *bhel- and *ghel-, extended by a common suffix *eH3, form adjectives of colour and names of plants (flower, grass). They are represented in Germanic, Celtic, Latin: flāuus 'blond, red-haired' and flōs 'flower', and in Greek: χλωρός 'yellow-green' and χλόη 'greenery'. The present article attempts to reconstruct the prehistory of these roots, which are closely related in both form and meaning; in Latin they seem to have merged.
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Alain Christol. Flōs, flāvus : couleur et végétation. Revue de Linguistique Latine du Centre Alfred Ernout (De Lingua Latina), Université Paris Sorbonne 2021. ⟨hal-03461722⟩

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