ἀλώπηξ

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Etymology[edit]

Presumably from earlier Proto-Hellenic *alōpēḱos, *alṓpāks. Some linguists have attempted derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₂lōpeh₂s (stem *h₂lop-); compare Old Armenian աղուէս (ałuēs), Lithuanian lãpė and Latvian lapsa. The many irregular variations on the word suggest a Mediterranean wanderword instead; compare Luwian ulipna-/walipna- “fox” and Latin vulpēs (fox).

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Noun[edit]

ᾰ̓λώπηξ (alṓpēxf (genitive ᾰ̓λώπεκος); third declension

  1. fox

Inflection[edit]

ἀλώπεκι (alṓpeki) is also attested for the dative plural.

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