ψύλλα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *psul- (flea). Cognates include Latin pūlex, Sanskrit प्लुषि (plúṣi), Old Armenian լու (lu), Old English flēah, flēa (English flea).

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Noun[edit]

ψῠ́λλᾰ (psúllaf (genitive ψῠ́λλης); first declension

  1. flea
  2. type of venomous spider, perhaps a type of widow
  3. type of crop-eating insect

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References[edit]

  • ψύλλα in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ψύλλα in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • «ψύλλα» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
    • flea idem, page 327.
  • 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