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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lynx, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (white; light; bright), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Replaced Old English lox.

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lynx (plural lynxes or lynx)

  1. Any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus Lynx.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch linx, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx).

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lynx m (plural lynxen, diminutive lynxje n)

  1. lynx, felid of the genus Lynx, in particular the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx); sometimes used of other medium-sized felids with large, plumed ears.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx)

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lynx m (plural lynx)

  1. a lynx

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx).

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lynx m or f (genitive lyncis); third declension

  1. A lynx
    Colla lyncum.
    The necks of the lynxes.
    • Carmina (also Odes) by Horace (Latin text with English translations)
      Quin et Prometheus et Pelopis parens
      dulci laborem decipitur sono
      nec curat Orion leones
      aut timidos agitare lyncas
      Prometheus too and Pelops' sire
      In listening lose the sense of woe;
      Orion hearkens to the lyre,
      And lets the lynx and lion go.

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lynx lyncēs
Genitive lyncis lyncum
Dative lyncī lyncibus
Accusative lyncem lyncēs
Ablative lynce lyncibus
Vocative lynx lyncēs

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx).

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lynx (plural lenxis or lynces)

  1. lynx

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