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κύων

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

κύων (kúōn) (genitive κυνός); m f, third declension

  1. a dog
  2. a bitch
  3. (pejorative) a bitch
  4. an offensive person

InflectionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • The alternate forms κύων (vocative singular) and κύνεσσι (dative plural) also exist.

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