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ἀλώπηξ

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Presumably from earlier Proto-Hellenic *alōpēḱos, *alṓpāks. Some linguists have attempted derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₂lōp-eh₂-s (stem *h₂lop-: Old Armenian աղուէս (ałuēs), Lithuanian lãpė and Latvian lapsa) but the many irregular variations on the word suggest a Mediterranean wanderword instead (compare Luwian ulipna-/walipna- 'fox' and Latin vulpēs (fox).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēks) (genitive ἀλώπεκος) f, third declension

  1. fox

InflectionEdit

ἀλώπεξι (alṓpeksi) / ἀλώπεξιν (alṓpeksin) is also attested for the dative plural.

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