οἶς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Contracted form of ὄϊς ‎(óïs) from *ὄϝις ‎(*ówis), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃éwis. Cognate with Sanskrit अवि ‎(ávi), Latin ovis, and Old English ēowu (English ewe).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

οἶς ‎(oîsm, f ‎(genitive ὄϊος); third declension ois may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek οἶς. (Attic)

  1. sheep (either a ram or ewe)

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References[edit]

  • οἶς 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.
    • ewe idem, page 286.
    • sheep idem, page 764.