ὄρνις

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably originally a feminine of ὄρνεον ‎(órneon). The alternative form ὄρνιξ ‎(órnix) (stem ὄρνῑχ- ‎(órnīkh-)) indicates a Proto-Hellenic form ending in a labiovelar: *ornīkʷʰ-.

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NounEdit

ὄρνῑς ‎(órnīsm, f ‎(genitive ὄρνῑθος); third declension

  1. bird
  2. chicken

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ReferencesEdit

  • p. 79 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  • ὄρνις in A Greek–English Lexicon by Liddell & Scott, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940
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