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βόαξ

Φιλοκαλοῦμέν τε γὰρ μετ' εὐτελείας καὶ φιλοσοφοῦμεν ἄνευ μαλακίας -> Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not makes us soft.
Τhucydides, 2.40.1
Full diacritics: βόαξ Medium diacritics: βόαξ Low diacritics: βόαξ Capitals: ΒΟΑΞ
Transliteration A: bóax Transliteration B: boax Transliteration C: voaks Beta Code: bo/ac

English (LSJ)

ᾱκος, ὁ, Ion. βόηξ, contr. βῶξ, Diph.Siph. ap. Ath.8.356a, Arist.HA610b4, Gp.20.7.1:—a

   A grunting fish, sacred to Hermes, called from the sound it makes, Box boops, Epich.29, Ar.Fr.475, Numen. ap. Ath.7.286f, Speus.ibid.; cf. βόωψ.

German (Pape)

[Seite 450] ακος, ὁ, ein Fisch, comic. Ath. VII, 286 f. zusammengezogen βῶξ, vgl. Arist. H. A. 9, 2.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

βόαξ: -ᾱκος, ὁ, συνηρ. βῶξ (Δίφυλ. Σιφν. παρ' Ἀθην. 356Α), εἶδος ἰχθύος ἱεροῦ τοῦ Ἑρμοῦ, κληθείς οὕτως ἐκ τοῦ ἤχου (μπὸξ) ὃν ἐκπέμπει, Ἐπίχαρμ. 10 Ahr., Ἀριστοφ. Ἀποσπ. 400, ἴδε Ἀθήν. 286 κἑξ.

Spanish (DGE)

-ᾱκος, ὁ

• Alolema(s): jón. βόηξ Numen.Her.SHell.569; contr. βῶξ Epich.98
ict. boga de mar, Boops boops L., Epich.l.c., Ar.Fr.491, Pherecr.117.3, Pl.Com.44, Archipp.16, Polioch.1, Nicom.Com.1.23, Diph.Siph. en Ath.356b, Arist.HA 610b4, Speus.15a, b, Numen.Her.l.c., Gp.20.7.1, cf. βόα, βόωψ, ἴωψ.

• Etimología: Etim. dud. Quizá rel. c. βοή.

Russian (Dvoretsky)

βόαξ: ᾱκος, стяж. βῶξ, βῶκος ὁ бок (колючеперая рыба, близкая к ершу) Arph., Arst.

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: m.
Meaning: a fish, Box boops (Epich.)
Other forms: Ion. βόηξ, later βῶξ. Ar. Byz. preferred βόωψ (ap. Ath.). Cf. βόα = σάλπη (Pancrat. ap. Ath.).
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: The ancients believed that the fish was thus called because it cried; Strömberg Fischnamen 63-6; Thompson, Fishes s.v. βώξ. Latin LW [loanword] boca. ModGr. βοῦπα. γοῦπα, γῶπα.