- of or relating to a lynx; lynxlike.
- lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted.
Origin of lyncean
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Examples from the Web for lyncean
Galileo's part of this controversy was published at Rome by the Lyncean Academy in 1613.The Life of Galileo Galilei, with Illustrations of the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy
John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune
O for that Lyncean eye that can discover in the acorn of Error the rooted and widely spreading oak of Misery!Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
One of the most important of these was the Lyncean Society, founded about the year 1611, Galileo himself being a member.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
- of or resembling a lynx
- rare having keen sight
C17: probably via Latin, from Greek Lunkeios concerning Lunkeos, an Argonaut renowned for his sharpsightedness, from lunx lynx
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