Gender of Anigozanthos

Athanasios at Athanasios at
Thu Oct 26 16:43:50 CDT 1995

In classic Greek (acc. to Liddell & Scott or Stamatakou), the gender of
anthos is neuter (and the genitive anthe-os, as G. Rosenberg cites, or even
anth-ous), but in modern Greek it can also be treated as masculine
(genitive anth-ou). The latter is how NCU-3 accepts this name (acc. to P.

Thus, it seems that anthos represents a case where NCU-3 has accepted
modern (against classic) usage of a name.

A further detail is that anthos (with masculine gender) was also used to
describe...a little bird (Liddell & Scott, Stamatakou).

But what is the etymology of Anigoz (Anigo-z?)

best regards

Athanasios Athanasiadis
University of Goeteborg
Department of Marine Botany
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22
413 19 Goeteborg , Sweden
E-mail "athan at"

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