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See also: Λυγξ and λυγξ

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Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /lýŋks/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /lyŋks/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /lyŋks/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /lyŋks/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /liŋks/
  • Etymology 1Edit

    Probably from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Cognates include λευκός (leukós), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬 (rōz [YWM], day) and Old English lēoht (noun; English light).

    NounEdit

    λύγξ (lúnxm, f (genitive λυγκός); third declension

    1. lynx
    DeclensionEdit

    Etymology 2Edit

    Probably from Proto-Indo-European *lewǵ- (mourn, grieve, lament). Related to Latin lugeo.

    NounEdit

    λύγξ (lúnxf (genitive λυγγός); third declension

    1. hiccup
    InflectionEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    • λύγξ in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, pages 506, 398