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Lynx lynx

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx, probably the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), and also the caracal (Caracal caracal))

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Lynx m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Felidae – the lynxes.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lynx (lynx). Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. The constellation is said to be so faint that one needs the eyes of a lynx to see it.

Proper nounEdit

Lynx

  1. (astronomy) A faint spring constellation of the northern sky. It lies north of the constellation Cancer.

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EtymologyEdit

From lynx.

Proper nounEdit

Lynx m

  1. (astronomy) Lynx