tettix

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τέττιξ (téttiks) or perhaps a modern Greek descendant thereof.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tettix (plural tettixes)

  1. A cicada, especially one in Greece.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      that Greek waste silent but for the risp of the tettix and the wash of listless wind through the spare grass.