κόκκυξ

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Hellenic *kókkūks, eventually from the same onomatopoeic root of κόκκῡ (kókkū, cry of the cuckoo) and κοκκύζω (kokkúzō, to cry cuckoo). Compare also English cuckoo, Latin cucūlus (cuckoo) and Greek κούκος (koúkos, cuckoo), which are all onomatopoeias.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

κόκκῡξ (kókkūxm (genitive κόκκῡγος); third declension

  1. cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
  2. red gurnard (Chelidonichthys cuculus)
  3. fig that ripens early
  4. tailbone, coccyx
  5. mark on a horse's shoulder

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DescendantsEdit

  • Latin: coccyx

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