λύγξ

See also: Λυγξ and λυγξ

Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός (leukos), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate), Middle Persian 𐭫𐭥𐭰 (rōč, day) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

NounEdit

λύγξ (lunks) (genitive λυγκός) m/f, third declension

  1. lynx
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Related to Latin lugeo.

NounEdit

λύγξ (lunks) (genitive λυγγός) f, third declension

  1. hiccough
InflectionEdit

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Last modified on 8 February 2014, at 21:29