Word Family - Phoenix

December theme: Pre-Classical Mediterranean 🏝️

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Punic, phoenix, Phoenicia, Tisiphone, bane

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  • Egyptian fnḫ carpenter, woodcutter
    • Egyptian fnḫw woodcutters, Canaanites, Syrians
      • Mycenaean Greek 𐀡𐀛𐀑𐀍 po-ni-ki-jo trade commodity of some sort
        • Ancient Greek φοῖνῐξ phoînix Phoenician, purple or crimson, date palm, a guitar-like instrument from Phoenicia, phoenix
          • Latin Poenus a Phoenician, a Carthaginian
            • Latin pūnicus Carthaginian, Phoenician
              • English Punic
          • Latin phoenīx phoenix
            • English phoenix
          • Ancient Greek Φοινίκη/Φοίνῑσσᾰ Phoiníkē/Phoínīssa Phoenicia
            • Latin Phoenīcia
              • English Phoenicia
          • Berber
            • Tuareg ⵜⴼⵉⵏⵗ tfingh Tifinagh, a Berber writing system
  • Afro-Asiatic
    • Egyptian wbn to shine, to rise in brilliance
      • Egyptian bnw heron god of rebirth, phoenix
        • Ancient Greek φοῖνῐξ phoînix Phoenician, purple or crimson, date palm, a guitar-like instrument from Phoenicia, phoenix
    • Semitic
      • Northwest Semitic
        • Canaanite
          • Hebrew יפע yapa' to shine, to radiate, to be beautiful
            • Hebrew פועה Puah personal name
      • Semitic
        • Central Semitic
          • Arabic فُوَّه fuwwah madder, reddish-purple
          • Northwest Semitic
            • Canaanite
              • Hebrew פֻוָ֕ה fuweh a clan name?
              • Phoenician
                • Mycenaean Greek 𐀡𐀛𐀑𐀍 po-ni-ki-jo trade commodity of some sort
                  • Ancient Greek φοῖνῐξ phoînix Phoenician, purple or crimson, date palm, a guitar-like instrument from Phoenicia, phoenix
  • Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- to strike, to slay, to kill
    • Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰóno-s murder
      • Hellenic
        • Ancient Greek φόνος phónos murder
          • Greek φόνος fónos murder
          • Ancient Greek Τισιφόνη Tisiphónē Avenging-Murder, the Fury who punishes crimes of murder
            • English Tisiphone
      • Germanic *banô murder
        • West Germanic
          • Old English
            • English bane
    • Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰonyó-s murderous, baneful
      • Hellenic
        • Ancient Greek φοινός phoinós bloody, blood-red, blood thirsty, deadly
          • Ancient Greek φοῖνῐξ phoînix Phoenician, purple or crimson, date palm, a guitar-like instrument from Phoenicia, phoenix

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Collected English words

Punic, phoenix, Phoenicia, Tisiphone, bane