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.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

σκῠ́λᾰξ (skúlaxm or 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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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: σκύλος m (skýlos, (male) dog)
  • Greek: σκύλα f (skýla, (female) dog)
  • Greek: σκυλί n (skylí, dog)

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