κύκνος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *ḱewk- (white), with cognates including Sanskrit शोचति (śócati) and शुक्र (śukrá). Could also be onomatopoeic from the sound of the swan's call (compare Russian кы-кы (ky-ky, cry of a swan)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

κύκνος (kúknos) (genitive κύκνου) m, second declension

  1. swan
  2. type of ship

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