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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



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Common Balto-Slavic; cognate with Latvian lūsis, Lithuanian lūšis and Old Prussian luysis. Further Indo-European cognates are Ancient Greek λύγξ ‎(lúnx), German Luchs and Old English lox. Note the rhotacism of the initial consonant from "l" to "r" while the other Indo-European cognates did not undergo this change.


*rysь m

  1. lynx



  • East Slavic:
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:
    • Czech: rys
    • Polish: ryś
    • Slovak: rys
    • Sorbian:
      • Lower Sorbian: lys
      • Upper Sorbian: lys
  • Non-Slavic: