ἀκρίς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hardly related to κρίζω (krízō, to creak). Winter connects it with κέρκα (kérka, grasshopper), suggesting a Pre-Greek origin, which is quite probable for a grasshopper.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ᾰ̓κρῐ́ς (akrísf (genitive ᾰ̓κρῐ́δος); third declension

  1. grasshopper, locust, cricket

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