Female, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Celandine

Celandine is the name of a species of flower, one known as the greater Celandine (Cheladonium majus) and lesser celandine (Ficaria verna). The name comes from Latin chelidonia (Celandine, swallowwort) via chelidonius (of or pertaining to a swallow) which comes from Ancient Greek khelidon (swallow), which may be derived from a PIE root word or perhaps from a pre-Greek origin. Celandine gets its name from the bird (swallow) because it was believed that the flowers began to bloom when the swallows came.

Origin: uncertain, possibly Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Celandina (English)
  • Chelidon (Ancient Greek)

 

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