σπάκα

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Median[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From West Iranian *spaka (dog-like, relating to dogs) (compare Talysh sıpə), from Proto-Iranian (compare Avestan 𐬯𐬞𐬁 (spā)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Sanskrit श्वन् (śvan)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ. Cognate with Persian سگ (sag).

Noun[edit]

σπάκα (spaka)

  1. bitch (female dog)

References[edit]

Attested in Herodotus as the Median word for the “dog”.

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