λαγώς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *λαγοωυσός (*lagoōusós, with flabby ears), from *λαγο- (*lago-) (possibly the same root as English slack) and οὖς (oûs).[1] Typologically compare Ossetian тӕрхъус (tærqus, hare, literally long-ear).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /la.ɡɔ̌ːs/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /laˈɡos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /laˈɣos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /laˈɣos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /laˈɣos/
  • Noun[edit]

    λᾰγώς (lagṓsm (genitive λᾰγώ); second declension

    1. a hare
    2. a coward

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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 821–822

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