κύων

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ. Cognates include Latin canis, Sanskrit श्वन् (śván) and Old English hund (English hound). The final (-n) in the nominative singular which was absent in *ḱwṓ was restored in Greek by analogy to other forms in the paradigm.

Noun[edit]

κῠ́ων (kúōnm or f (genitive κῠνός); third declension

  1. a dog
  2. a bitch
  3. (derogatory) a bitch (used of women, to denote shamelessness or audacity)
  4. an offensive person
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Descendants[edit]
  • Tsakonian: κούε

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Participle[edit]

κύων (kúōnm (feminine κύουσᾰ, neuter κύον); first/third declension

  1. present active infinitive of κύω (kúō)
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