φύλαξ

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Same source as φυλάσσω (phulássō), but of unknown further etymology. According to Beekes, both words are clear examples of Pre-Greek. Note in particular the suffix -ακ- (-ak-).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

φῠ́λᾰξ (phúlaxm (genitive φῠ́λᾰκος); third declension

  1. guard; sentry

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: φύλακας (fýlakas)
  • Coptic: ⲫⲩⲗⲁⲝ (phulaks)

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