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).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ká.lyks/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈka.lyks/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈka.lyks/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈka.lyks/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈka.liks/
  • 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.