κύκνος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *ḱewk- (white), with cognates including Sanskrit शोचति (śócati) and शुक्र (śukrá). Could also be onomatopoeic from the sound of the swan's call (compare Russian кы-кы (ky-ky, cry of a swan)).

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Noun[edit]

κύκνος (kúknosm (genitive κύκνου); second declension

  1. swan
  2. type of ship

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References[edit]

  • κύκνος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κύκνος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κύκνος in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • κύκνος in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • κύκνος 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.

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κύκνος (kúknos)

Noun[edit]

κύκνος (kýknosm (plural κύκνοι)

  1. (ornithology) swan, Cygnus

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