δορκάς

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Uncertain. Compare Cornish yorch, Welsh iwrch, which leads to a Proto-Indo-European *yorkos. However, the δ is unexplained, except perhaps by connection with δέρκομαι (dérkomai, I see clearly). Has traditionally been explained as a simple derivative of δέρκομαι (dérkomai), because of their bright eyes.

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δορκάς (dorkás) (genitive δορκάδος) f, third declension

  1. roe, gazelle, antelope

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Noun[edit]

δορκάς (dorkásm (plural δορκάδες)

  1. roe deer

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