νέκυς

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *neḱ- (perish, disappear); see also Middle Welsh angheu (death); Breton ankou; Old Irish éc; Latin noxius (harmful), noceō (I hurt, harm), and nex (murder, violent death) (as opposed to mors); Old Persian 𐎻𐎴𐎰𐎹𐎫𐎹 (vi-nathayatiy, he injures); Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌(nasyeiti, disappears), 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬎(nasu-, corpse); Sanskrit नश्यति (naśyati, disappear, perish).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

νέκῡς or νέκῠς (nékūs or nékusm (genitive νέκῠος); third declension

  1. corpse, dead person
  2. (in the plural) spirits of the dead
  3. (attributive) dead, deceased

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ReferencesEdit

  • νέκυς in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • νέκυς in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • νέκυς in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • νέκυς in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • νέκυς in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • νέκυς in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited.