lyncean

[ lin-see-uhn ]
/ lɪnˈsi ən /

adjective

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 lýnxlynx + -eios adj. suffix) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for lyncean

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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