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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]
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