κίσσα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From an onomatopoeic root, similar to Sanskrit कीकि (kīki, jay), किकिदीवि (kikidīvi, blue jay; partridge) and Old English higora (magpie).

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Noun[edit]

κίσσᾰ (kíssaf (genitive κίσσης); first declension

  1. Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius)
  2. longing of pregnant women, craving for strange food

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: κίσσα (kíssa)
  • Translingual: Cissa

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Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

κίσσα (kíssaf (plural κίσσες)

  1. jay, Eurasian jay

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