λειχήν

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From λείχω (leíkhō, to lick), derived with the meaning “the one who licks”, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *leyǵʰ- (to lick).

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Noun[edit]

λειχήν (leikhḗnm (genitive λειχῆνος); third declension

  1. Liverwort
  2. Lichen-like disease affecting the skin of animals; sycosis
  3. Blight or canker of the ground
  4. Callosity on the foreleg of horses

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References[edit]

  • λειχήν in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “λείχω”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 846