strix

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin strix, from Ancient Greek στρίγξ (strínx) “screecher”.

Noun[edit]

strix (plural strixes or striges)

  1. (mythology) A bird-like demon feeding on human flesh and blood.
    • 2017, Ronald Hutton, The Witch, Yale University Press 2018, p. 69:
      What was distinctive about the strix was that […] it resembled an owl, or (to a lesser extent) a bat, being a winged, clawed creature, which flew by night and had a hideous screeching cry.

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *streyg- (line). See stringō.

Noun[edit]

strix f (genitive strigis); third declension

  1. channel, groove, furrow
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative strix strigēs
Genitive strigis strigum
Dative strigī strigibus
Accusative strigem strigēs
Ablative strige strigibus
Vocative strix strigēs
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek στρίξ (stríx, screecher).

Noun[edit]

strix f (genitive strigis); third declension

  1. screech owl, believed to suck the blood of young children
  2. (hence) witch
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative strix strigēs
Genitive strigis strigum
Dative strigī strigibus
Accusative strigem strigēs
Ablative strige strigibus
Vocative strix strigēs
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

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