λύγξ

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See also: Λυγξ and λυγξ

Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬 (rōz [YWM], day) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

Noun[edit]

λύγξ (lúnks) (genitive λυγκός); m f, third declension

  1. lynx
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to Latin lugeo.

Noun[edit]

λύγξ (lúnks) (genitive λυγγός); f, third declension

  1. hiccough
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • pp. 506, 398 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.