γρύψ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Commonly linked to γρυπός (grupós, curved), which is from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, twist, bend, wind), related to Old English crumb, crump (bent, crooked), Old High German krump.

Beekes & Klein dismiss an Indo-European origin and instead suggest Pre-Greek; possibly borrowed via Hittite or some other Anatolian medium from a Semitic word related to Akkadian 𒅗𒆕𒁍 (karūbu) and Hebrew כרוב (kerúv).

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Noun[edit]

γρῡ́ψ (grū́psm (genitive γρῡπός); third declension

  1. griffin

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