κύων

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ. Cognates include Latin canis, Sanskrit श्वन् ‎(śván) and Old English hund (English hound). The final ‎(-n) in the nominative singular which was absent in *ḱwṓ was restored in Greek by analogy to other forms in the paradigm.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

κῠ́ων ‎(kúōnm, f ‎(genitive κῠνός); third declension kyon kuon kuwn may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek κῠ́ων.

  1. a dog
  2. a bitch
  3. (pejorative) a bitch (used of women, to denote shamelessness or audacity)
  4. an offensive person

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ReferencesEdit

  • κύων in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • «κύων» in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • «κύων» in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • «κύων» in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • «κύων» in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.
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