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ἰχθύς

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰu-[1], compare Old Armenian ձուկն (jukn) and Lithuanian žuvis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ἰχθύς (ikhthús) (genitive ἰχθύος) m, third declension

  1. fish
  2. (figuratively) stupid person
  3. (plural) fish market

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Alternative inflected forms exist such as ἰχθῦς (ikhthûs) as nominative singular or plural, and ἰχθύας (ikhthúas) as accusative plural.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Julius Pokorny, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, 1959