ἄπαφος

ἄπαφος
Grammatical information: m.
Meaning: ἔποψ τὸ ὄρνεον H.
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: Onomatopoetic, with the suffix -αφος seen in animal names, Chantr. Form. 263, Specht Ursprung 266. The variation in ἔποψ, -πος suggests a substr. word. Cf. Lat. upupa.
Page in Frisk: 1,119

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

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  • epop, opop —     epop, opop     English meaning: a kind of exclamation     Deutsche Übersetzung: Ruf of Wiedehopfs     Material: Arm. popop, Pers. pūpū “hoopoe”; Gk. ἐποποῖ ποποπό ‘shout, call of hoopoe”, ἔποψ, οπος “hoopoe”, ἔπωπα ἀλεκτρυόνα ἄγριονHes. ( ωπ… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

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