lyncean

[ lin-see-uh n ]
/ lɪnˈsi ən /
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adjective

of or relating to a lynx; lynxlike.
lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted.

Nearby words

  1. lymphotoxicity,
  2. lymphotoxin,
  3. lymphotrophic,
  4. lynagh,
  5. lynbrook,
  6. lynch,
  7. lynch law,
  8. lynch, jack,
  9. lynchburg,
  10. lynchet

Origin of lyncean

< Latin lyncē(us) sharp-sighted (< Greek lýnkeios like a lynx, equivalent to lynk-,stem of lýnx lynx + -eios adj. suffix) + -an

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lyncean

/ (lɪnˈsiːən) /

adjective

of or resembling a lynx
rare having keen sight

Word Origin for lyncean

C17: probably via Latin, from Greek Lunkeios concerning Lunkeos, an Argonaut renowned for his sharpsightedness, from lunx lynx

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