λύγξ

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See also: Λυγξ and λυγξ

Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Cognates include λευκός (leukós), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬(rōz [YWM], day) and Old English lēoht (noun; English light).

Noun[edit]

λύγξ (lúnxm or f (genitive λυγκός); third declension

  1. lynx
Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: lynx

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *lewǵ- (to break, shatter). Related to Latin lugeō (to mourn, grieve), Sanskrit रुजति (rujati, to break open, shatter, injure, cause pain).

Noun[edit]

λύγξ (lúnxf (genitive λυγγός); third declension

  1. hiccup
Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • λύγξ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, pages 506, 398