λύσσα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Also see λῠ́κος m (lúkos, wolf). (This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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λύσσᾰ (lússaf (genitive λύσσης); first declension

  1. rage, fury
  2. mania, raging madness
    1. fanaticism
  3. rabies (of dogs)

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λυσσ- also see λῠ́κος (lúkos, wolf)


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λύσσα (lússa), from Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos (wolf).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlisa/
  • Hyphenation: λύσ‧σα

Noun[edit]

λύσσα (lýssaf (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) rabies (animal and human disease caused by species of Lyssavirus)
    Φύγε μακριά απ' αυτό το σκυλί· έχει λύσσα και αν σε δαγκώσει, τελείωσες.
    Fýge makriá ap' aftó to skylí; échei lýssa kai an se dagkósei, teleíoses.
    Get away from that dog - it has rabies and if it bites you, you're finished.
  2. (figuratively) rage, fierceness, fury
    Η θάλασσα χτυπούσε με λύσσα πάνω στα βράχια.
    I thálassa chtypoúse me lýssa páno sta vráchia.
    The sea fiercely (literally, with fury) bashed the rocks.
  3. (figuratively, followed by με or για) obsession with/for, mania with/for
    Έχω λύσσα για τον τζόγο.
    Écho lýssa gia ton tzógo.
    I am obsessed with gambling.
  4. overly salty food
    Αυτά τα μπιφτέκια είναι λύσσα.
    Aftá ta biftékia eínai lýssa.
    These burgers are way too salty.
  5. great hunger
    Ας βρούμε κάνα εστιατόριο, έχω λύσσα.
    As vroúme kána estiatório, écho lýssa.
    Let's find a restaurant, I'm famished.

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