Origin: ModL from Glassical Greek stephanōtis, fit for a crown from stephanos, that which surrounds, a crown from stephein, to encircle, crown, probably from Indo-European base an unverified form steb(h)-, post, support, restrict from source stamp
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noun pl. steph·a·no·tis·es
Origin: Greek stephanōtis, deserving a crown, from stephanos, crown, wreath, from stephein, to crown.