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See also Κύκνος
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”)).
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /kýknos/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /kýknos/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /kýknos/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /cýknos/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /cíknos/