σκύλαξ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Compare κύλλα(kúlla), σκύλιον(skúlion), σκύλλα(skúlla), as well as Old Armenian ցուլ(cʿul), Old Irish cuilén, Lithuanian kalė, and Russian клей(klej). a Proto-Indo-European origin is possible, but problematic. Could also be Pre-Greek.

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Noun[edit]

σκῠ́λᾰξ ‎(skúlaxm, f ‎(genitive σκῠ́λᾰκος); third declension

  1. young dog, whelp, puppy
    1. dog
    2. (of other young animals) whelp
  2. a chain, a chain or collar for the neck
  3. Hesychius defines it as σχῆμα(skhêma) ἀφροδισιακόν(aphrodisiakón, erotic dance?)

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References[edit]

  • σκύλαξ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «σκύλαξ» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • «σκύλαξ» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill