Calamus etymology


English word calamus comes from Ancient Greek κάλαμος

Etymology of calamus

Detailed word origin of calamus

Dictionary entry Language Definition
κάλαμος Ancient Greek (grc)
calamus Latin (lat) (by extension) an object made from a reed, such as a pen, arrow, or fishing rod. (of plants) a stalk, straw, blade. A reed, cane. The hollow arm of a candelabrum.
calamus English (en) A quill.. The sweet flag, Acorus calamus.

Words with the same origin as calamus

Descendants of κάλαμος

caramel carmel