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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Noun[edit]

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. ^ “ἀλεκτρυών” in Robert S. P. Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, volume I, page 64