[ lin-see-uh n ]
/ lɪnˈsi ən /


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


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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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lyncean

/ (lɪnˈsiːən) /


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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