ὠκύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *oḱu- (quick, swift). Cognate with Sanskrit आशु (āśú) and Latin ocior.

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Adjective[edit]

ὠκύς (ōkúsm, ὠκεῖα f, ὠκύ n; first/third declension

  1. fast, swift, quick
    Τὸν δ΄ ἀπαμειβόμενος προσέφη πόδας ὠκὺς Ἀχιλλεύς· (Homer, Iliad, 1.84)

Inflection[edit]

The Ionic and Epic feminine singular ὠκέα is a common exception.

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