The English word comes straight from the Greek , and that the Greeks took their term for it from the Scythians or Thracians.
Although early history may be hard to precisely determine, we can fairly confidently state that the traditional words for cannabis used in virtually every country in Europe ultimately descend from this root.
Burned cannabis seeds have also been found in kurgan burial mounds in Siberia dating back to 3,000 B.
Hemp has been cultivated on planet earth for over 10,000 years.
Let’s take a look at the geography of hemp place names in Europe, and in doing so, we’ll see how this etymological quirk came to be.