κύων

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Etymology[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.

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

  1. a dog
  2. a bitch
  3. (pejorative) a bitch (used of women, to denote shamelessness or audacity)
  4. an offensive person

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