ἀμύς

ἀμύς, -ύδος
Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: `sweet-water turtle', χελώνη λιμναία (Archig. ap. Gal.).
Other forms: Also ἐμύς (Arist. HA 588a8, H.)
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: Considered contamination of ἐμύς `id.' und ἀμία `tunny' by Strömberg Fischnamen 81; improb. Perhaps in πήλαμυς (s.v.)? No doubt a substr. word; cf. the form with ἐ-. Fur. 347.
Page in Frisk: 1,97

Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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