γρύψ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be related to γρυπός ‎(grupós, curved). Could be of Indo-European origin, compare Old English crumb, crump ‎(bent, crooked), Old High German krump. Most likely an Anatolian loan, compare Akkadian [script needed] ‎(karūbu), Hebrew כרוב ‎(kerúv).

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Noun[edit]

γρύψ ‎(grúpsm ‎(genitive γρυπός); third declension

  1. griffin

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References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill