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Etymology of wolf

Posted by Johannes on 23 January 2011

Origin of the word wolf .
The word wolf is probably related to the Latιn lupus (wolf), which derives from the Greek lycos (wolf; Gr: λύκος).

In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) lycos: wolf [Gr: λύκος]
b) lycophilia: a spurious/sham friendship [lit.: friendship between wolfs (lycos+philia); Gr.: λυκοφιλία]


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One Response to “Etymology of wolf”

  1. NK said

    Doesn’t the word wolf, in German origin, come from the term vulpes?

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