κάλυξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to καλύπτω (kalúptō, to cover), despite the difference in the final consonant. The expected form would be *κάλυψ (*kálups).

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Noun[edit]

κᾰ́λῠξ (káluxf, m (genitive κᾰ́λῠκος); third declension

  1. (plural) Some kind of woman's ornament
  2. A covering of a flower or fruit: calyx, husk, shell, pod
  3. The alkanet (Anchusa tinctoria, now Alkanna matthioli)

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References[edit]

  • κάλυξ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κάλυξ in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κάλυξ in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • κάλυξ in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • bud idem, page 102.
    • cup idem, page 189.
    • ear idem, page 258.
    • husk idem, page 412.
    • pod idem, page 622.