ὄρνις

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Beekes, from a feminine derivative ending in *-ih₂ of the oblique stem h₃er-n- of Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō. The alternate ὄρνιξ is formed from the dative plural ὄρνιξι of the alternate stem ὄρνῑχ-. See also ὄρνεον ‎(órneon) from the same root.

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Noun[edit]

ὄρνῑς ‎(órnīsm, f ‎(genitive ὄρνῑθος); third declension

  1. bird
  2. chicken

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References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • p. 79 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  • ὄρνις in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940