ὄρνις

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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Beekes, from a feminine derivative ending in *-ih₂ of the oblique stem h₃er-n- of Proto-Indo-European *h₃érō. The alternate ὄρνιξ is formed from the dative plural ὄρνιξι of the alternate stem ὄρνῑχ-. See also ὄρνεον ‎(órneon) from the same root.

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NounEdit

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

  1. bird
  2. chicken

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ReferencesEdit

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 79
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