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 (volk).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

λῠ́κος (lúkosm (genitive λῠ́κου); second declension

  1. wolf
    • New Testament, Mat. 7:15
      Προσέχετε ἀπὸ τῶν ψευδοπροφητῶν, οἵτινες ἔρχονται πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐν ἐνδύμασιν προϐάτων, ἔσωθεν δὲ εἰσὶν λύκοι ἅρπαγες.
      Prosékhete apò tôn pseudoprophētôn, hoítines érkhontai pròs humâs en endúmasin probátōn, ésōthen dè eisìn lúkoi hárpages.
      Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
  2. curb bit
  3. a kind of jackdaw

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Related terms[edit]

λυκ- terms (also see λύσσα (lússa)

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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. (medicine) lupus
  5. cock of old hunting gun

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λυκ- and see λύσσα