κύων

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ. Cognates include Latin canis, Sanskrit श्वन् (śván) and Old English hund (English hound).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

κύων (kúōn) (genitive κυνός) m & f, third declension

  1. a dog
  2. a bitch
  3. (pejorative) a bitch
  4. an offensive person

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The alternate forms κύων (vocative singular) and κύνεσσι (dative plural) also exist.

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