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, f ‎(genitive λυγκός); third declension

  1. lynx
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to Latin lugeo.

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