ἀλκυών

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown, possibly from Pre-Greek. Often incorrectly derived from ἅλς ‎(háls, salt) + κυέω ‎(kuéō, I conceive).

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Noun[edit]

ἀλκυών ‎(alkuṓn) (genitive ἀλκυόνος); f, third declension

  1. kingfisher, halcyon

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