ἀλεκτρυών

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From ᾰ̓λέκτωρ (aléktōr, cock, rooster) +‎ -υών (-uṓn, an obscure suffix also appearing in ἀλκυών (alkuṓn, kingfisher)). The first element is the agentive noun of ᾰ̓λέξω (aléxō, ward off), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂lek-s-, an *s-derivative of *h₂elk- (protect).[1]

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ᾰ̓λεκτρῠών (alektruṓnm, f (genitive ᾰ̓λεκτρῠόνος); third declension

  1. (masculine) a male chicken: cock, rooster
  2. (feminine) a female chicken: hen
  3. guinea fowl

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  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἀλεκτρυών”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 64