ὕραξ

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Judging by the -αξ ending, Pre-Greek.[1] Latin sorex is probably from the same source.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

ῠ̔́ρᾰξ (húraxm (genitive ῠ̔́ρᾰκος); third declension

  1. shrewmouse (mammal of the family Soricidae)
    Synonym: μῡγᾰλέη (mūgaléē)

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: ύρακας (ýrakas)
  • Translingual: Hyrax

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) , “ὕραξ”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1536
  2. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , “sōrex, -icis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 576