ἐρῳδιός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The ending is similar to other bird names, like αἰγυπιός (aigupiós), αἰγωλιός (aigōliós) and χαραδριός (kharadriós). The resemblance with Latin ardea (heron) and Serbo-Croatian róda (stork) cannot be coincidental. According to Beekes, the word could be of Pre-Greek origin because of the variants.

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Noun[edit]

ἐρῳδῐός (erōidiósm (genitive ἐρῳδῐοῦ); second declension

  1. heron (bird of the genus Ardea)

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