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φαγ, φηγός, φηγών, prob. root φαγ, to eat; cf. faba and Gr. φηγός, φηγών; Germ. Buche; Engl. beech, originally a tree with edible fruit
noun (f., 2
fāgus, i (nom. plur.: fagūs, Verg. Cul. 139), f.
prob. root φαγ-, to eat; cf. faba and Gr. φηγός, φηγών; Germ. Buche; Engl. beech, originally a tree with edible fruit, = φηγός, a beech-tree: Fagus silvatica, Linn.; Verg. E. 1, 1; Caes. B. G. 5, 12, 5; Plin. 16, 5, 6, § 16 sq.; 24, 5, 9, § 14; Ov. M. 10, 92: felices arbores ... quercus, fagus, etc., Veran. ap. Macr. S. 3, 20, 2 al.