κέρκος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of Pre-Greek origin. Compare κερκίς (kerkís).

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NounEdit

κέρκος (kérkosf (genitive κέρκου); second declension

  1. the tail of a beast
  2. a penis
  3. a handle
  4. a small animal that attacks grapevines
    • AD 5th C., Hesychius Alexandreus, Συναγωγὴ Πασῶν Λέξεων κατὰ Στοιχεῖον
    1. Synonym of ἀλεκτρυών (alektruṓn)
      • AD 5th C., Hesychius Alexandreus, Συναγωγὴ Πασῶν Λέξεων κατὰ Στοιχεῖον
  5. a tongue of flame
  6. (Byzantine) a stake, picket, or pale
    • ScriptOr 259.21
  7. (Byzantine) a burin (a chisel-like tool used for engraving)
    • VAndR e.69E

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