|Greek (Ancient) to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Greek (Ancient) term or phrase: kotinos|
|wild olive tree|
"Kotinos" means a "wild olive tree". If you look up "olive" in LSJ on the Perseus site (see ref. 2), you'll find as many as 77 different Greek words denoting olive tree/branch/oil.
More precisely, "kotinos" denotes a branch of wild olive tree used for crowning the Olympics winners.
See also "The Ancient Olympics" at http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/consortium/ancientolympics8.html
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