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γύγης

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander
Full diacritics: γύγης Medium diacritics: γύγης Low diacritics: γύγης Capitals: ΓΥΓΗΣ
Transliteration A: gýgēs Transliteration B: gygēs Transliteration C: gygis Beta Code: gu/ghs

English (LSJ)

ου, ὁ, a

   A bird, Dionys.Av.2.16.

German (Pape)

[Seite 508] ὁ, ein Wasservogel, Euteen. paraphr. Opp. Ix. 2, 16.

Greek (Liddell-Scott)

γύγης: [ῡ], ου, ὁ, ἔνυδρον πτηνόν· παραφρ. Ὀππ. Ἰξ. 2. 16.

Etymological

-ου
Grammatical information: m.
Meaning: a waterbird (Dionys. Av. 2, 16).
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: Perhaps onomatop. after its sound, see Thompson Birds s. v. Lidén, Uppsalastudier tillegn. S. Bugge 92f. connected Lith. gùžas, -ùtis stork, ONo. kjūklingr chicken etc.