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You can help Wiktionary by providing a proper etymology. Strix, when used for the genus of owls, is a reference to the ancient Strix featured in ancient Greek and Roman legends. The term was used both for the bird itself, and for a monster resembling an owl that would suck the blood of children and was an ill omen. The word was first featured in Boios' Ornithologia and later in Plautus' Pseudolus. Citation: I'm not sure how to format this as a proper citation below.

Proper nounEdit

Strix f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Strigidae.




  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276

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