σκύλος

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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewH- (to cover). Cognates include Sanskrit स्कुनाति (skunāti, to cover) and Old English scēo (sky) and scuwa (shade, darkness, protection). Related to σκῦτος (skûtos, hide, leather) and ἐπισκύνιον (episkúnion, skin over the brows).

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σκῠ́λος (skúlosn (genitive σκῠ́λεος or σκῠ́λους); third declension

  1. skin, hide

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σκύλαξ (skúlax).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈscilos/
  • Hyphenation: σκύ‧λος

Noun[edit]

σκύλος (skýlosm (plural σκύλοι, feminine σκύλα, neuter σκυλί)

  1. dog (Canis lupus familiaris) (general term for both sexes or more specifically, a male)
    Θα γυρίσω σε λίγο, πρέπει να πάω βόλτα τον σκύλο μου.Tha gyríso se lígo, prépei na páo vólta ton skýlo mou.I'll be back in a while, I have to go walk my dog.
  2. (derogatory, figuratively) beast, brute (violent person with wild behaviour)
    Μην αφήσεις αυτόν τον σκύλο κοντά στα παιδιά σου!Min afíseis aftón ton skýlo kontá sta paidiá sou!Don't let that beast close to your kids!
  3. (figuratively) hard worker (someone who works tirelessly and with great success)
    Αυτός είναι σκύλος στη δουλειά του.Aftós eínai skýlos sti douleiá tou.He is a tirelessly hard worker.
  4. dogfish (any of various small sharks)
    Έπιασα έναν σκύλο στο δίχτυ μου.Épiasa énan skýlo sto díchty mou.I caught a dogfish in my net.

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