Etymology of box
Posted by Johannes on 7 May 2011
Origin of the word box
The word box (wooden container) comes from the Latin buxis/buxus, which is a transliteration of the Greek pyxis/pyxos [box (the tree); Gr.: πύξος].
In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) pyxida: compass [Gr: πυξίδα]