ἔλαφος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *éləpʰos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éln̥bʰos, from *h₁elen- (deer). Compare ἐλλός (ellós, young deer), Lithuanian elnias (deer, stag, hart), Russian оле́нь (olénʹ, deer), Russian лось (losʹ, elk), Old Armenian եղն (ełn, hind).[1]

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Noun[edit]

ἔλᾰφος (élaphosm, f (genitive ἐλᾰ́φου); second declension

  1. red deer, Cervus elaphus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ἔλαφος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 402-403