λύκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos ‎(wolf). Cognates include Sanskrit वृक ‎(vṛ́ka), Latin lupus, Old English wulf (English wolf) and Russian волк.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

λύκος ‎(lúkosm ‎(genitive λύκου); second declension lukos lykos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek λύκος.

  1. wolf
  2. curb bit
  3. a kind of jackdaw

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References[edit]

  • λύκος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «λύκος» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «λύκος» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «λύκος» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «λύκος» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • Lycus idem, page 1016.
    • wolf idem, page 986.

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λύκος ‎(lúkos), from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos ‎(wolf).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /liko̞s/
  • Hyphenation: λύ‧κος

Noun[edit]

λύκος ‎(lýkosm ‎(plural λύκοι, feminine λύκαινα)

  1. wolf
  2. wolfdog
  3. aggressive and bloodthirsty person
  4. (pathology) lupus
  5. cock of old hunting gun

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