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]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /lý.kos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈly.kos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈly.kos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈly.kos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈli.kos/
  • Noun[edit]

    λῠ́κος (lúkosm (genitive λῠ́κου); second declension

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

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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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