κύων

Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

 

Etymology 1Edit

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.

NounEdit

κῠ́ων (kúōnm or f (genitive κῠνός); third declension

  1. a dog
  2. a bitch
  3. (derogatory) a bitch (used of women, to denote shamelessness or audacity)
  4. an offensive person
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Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Tsakonian: κούε

Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

ParticipleEdit

κύων (kúōnm (feminine κύουσᾰ, neuter κύον); first/third declension

  1. present active infinitive of κύω (kúō)
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