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Karpos (or Carpus) was a Greek mythological figure, whose name in Greek means "fruit". He is the son of Zephyros (the west wind) and Khloris (spring, or new vegetation), together forming a natural metaphor — the west wind comes with the new growth of spring, which later bears fruit. Karpos was a youth renowned for his beauty. Zephyr and Hyakinth; Attic red figure cup from Tarquinia, circa 480 BCE. Boston Museum of Fine Arts. ... Chloris is also a genus of grasses in the Poaceae family. ...


Carpo (or Xarpo), one of the Horae, is in some ways the feminine equavilent of Karpos; her dominion was autumn, ripening, and harvesting. In Greek mythology, the Horae (Latin) or Horai (Greek; both words mean the hours) were the three goddesses controlling orderly life. ...


Karpos and Kalamos

Karpos is known as the lover of Kalamos. When they were swimming in the Maeander River for a bet, Karpos accidently drowned. In his grief, Kalamos changed into a reed, which was to forever sound a song of lamentations as it rustled in the wind. Kalamos is a Greek word meaning reed, from which comes stories of the Greek mythological figure Kalamos, the son of Maiandros (aka Meander), god of the Meander River. ... The Maeander River is the classical Latin name for the Büyük Menderes River in southwestern Turkey. ...


Etymology

The word Karpos is from an Indo European root "kerp-" or "karp-" meaning "to gather", "to pluck" or "to harvest". Cognates can be found in many Indo-European languages including modern English in words such as "harvest" (via Germanic), "carpet", "excerpt" and "scarce" (via Latin). Coming to English directly from the Greek "karpos" are the following: Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Cognates are words that have a common origin. ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...

  • the prefix "carpo-" — meaning fruit. eg. carpophagous, "fruit-eating"
  • the suffixes "-carp" and "-carpous" — also meaning fruit. eg. ascocarp, pericarp
  • Carpel — the female reproductive organ of a flower
  • Carpology - the study of fruits and seeds
  • Carp — a fruiting body of a fungus

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