[lin-see-uh n]

Origin of lyncean

< Latin lyncē(us) sharp-sighted (< Greek lýnkeios like a lynx, equivalent to lynk-,stem of lýnx lynx + -eios adj. suffix) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for lyncean


  1. of or resembling a lynx
  2. 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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