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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Presumably from earlier Proto-Hellenic *alōpēḱos, *alṓpāks. Some linguists have attempted derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₂lōpeh₂s (stem *h₂lop-); compare Old Armenian աղուէս (ałuēs), Lithuanian lãpė and Latvian lapsa. The many irregular variations on the word suggest a Mediterranean wanderword instead; compare Luwian [script needed] (ulipna-)/[script needed] (walipna-, fox) and Latin vulpēs (fox).

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NounEdit

ᾰ̓λώπηξ (alṓpēxf (genitive ᾰ̓λώπεκος); third declension

  1. fox

InflectionEdit

ἀλώπεκι (alṓpeki) is also attested for the dative plural.

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēx).

NounEdit

ἀλώπηξ (ἀlópixf (plural αλώπεκες)

  1. (Katharevousa) fox

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