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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-: Old Armenian աղուէս(ałuēs), Lithuanian lãpė and Latvian lapsa) but the many irregular variations on the word suggest a Mediterranean wanderword instead (compare Luwian ulipna-/walipna- 'fox' and Latin vulpēs(fox).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ἀλώπηξ ‎(alṓpēxf ‎(genitive ἀλώπεκος); third declension

  1. fox

InflectionEdit

ἀλώπεξι(alṓpexi) / ἀλώπεξιν(alṓpexin) is also attested for the dative plural.

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