tettix

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek τέττιξ (tettiks) or perhaps a modern Greek descendant thereof.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tettix (plural tettixes)

  1. A cicada, especially one in Greece.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      that Greek waste silent but for the risp of the tettix and the wash of listless wind through the spare grass.
Last modified on 8 January 2014, at 08:29