Last modified on 22 July 2014, at 23:23
See also: Lynx

EnglishEdit

Lynx pardinus

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lynx, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnks), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Replaced Old English lox.

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lynx (plural lynxes)

  1. Any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus Lynx.

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DutchEdit

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lynx m (plural lynxen, diminutive lynxje n)

  1. lynx

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lynx m (plural lynx)

  1. a lynx

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnks).

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lynx c (genitive lyncis); third declension

  1. A lynx
    Colla lyncum.
    The necks of the lynxes.
    • Carmina (also Odes) by Horace (Latin text with English translations)
      Quin et Prometheus et Pelopis parens
      dulci laborem decipitur sono
      nec curat Orion leones
      aut timidos agitare lyncas
      Prometheus too and Pelops' sire
      In listening lose the sense of woe;
      Orion hearkens to the lyre,
      And lets the lynx and lion go.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lynx lyncēs
genitive lyncis lyncum
dative lyncī lyncibus
accusative lyncem lyncēs
ablative lynce lyncibus
vocative lynx lyncēs

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