λύγξ

Ancient GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

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 Ancient Greek λευκός ‎(leukós), Sanskrit रोचते ‎(rocate), Middle Persian 𐭩𐭥𐭬 ‎(rōz [YWM], day) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

NounEdit

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

  1. lynx
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Related to Latin lugeo.

NounEdit

λύγξ ‎(lúnxf ‎(genitive λυγγός); third declension

  1. hiccup
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • λύγξ in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
  • pp. 506, 398 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
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