κίρκος

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of unknown origin. Compare κρέξ ‎(kréx, crane, crex) and κρίκος ‎(kríkos, ring) (the different senses may well be of different origin).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

κίρκος ‎(kírkosm ‎(genitive κίρκου); second declension kirkos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek κίρκος.

  1. type of hawk or falcon
  2. type of wolf
  3. circle, ring
  4. racecourse, circus
  5. type of stone
  6. Hesychius defines it as κωπηλάτης ‎(kōpēlátēs, rower)
  7. Hesychius defines it as ‎() τοῦ ‎(toû) αἰγείρου ‎(aigeírou) βλάστησις ‎(blástēsis, that of the poplar sprout)

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
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