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Words nearby chrys-
WORDS THAT USE CHRYS-
What does chrys- mean?
Chrys- comes from the Greek chrȳsós, meaning “gold.” The Greek chrȳsós also helped form the word chrȳsallís, source of the word chrysalis. A chrysalis is the hard-shelled pupa of a moth or butterfly, so named because some pupae can have a goldish sheen.
Chrys- is a variant of chryso-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use chryso- article.
Examples of chrys-
Chrysanthemum are a type of flower that come in a wide array of colors.
The word comes from the Greek chrȳsánthemon, which uses the Greek equivalent of chrys-, “gold,” and ánthemon, “flower.” So, chrysanthemum is literally a “gold flower.” Beautiful!
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