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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 (leukós), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬 (rōz [YWM], day) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

NounEdit

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

  1. lynx
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Related to Latin lugeo.

NounEdit

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

  1. hiccough
InflectionEdit

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