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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
yun-, yung-, -yunx (s.f.III); in Gk. comp. the wryneck, a bird of the genus Iynx, allied to the woodpeckers, having a peculiar manner of writhing its head and neck: Iynx torquilla (Europe, Asia); a condition in medicine: Torticollis; wry-necked (turned to one side, lop-sided); having a distorted or crooked neck; having the deformity called wryneck. [> Gk. iunks, gen. sg. iuggos s.f.III): the wryneck, so called from its cry > iuzo, to shout, holla; howl shriek; L. iynx, gen. sg. iyngis s.f.III, "a bird made use of in conjurations and charms, with which it was thought that slighted lovers could procure a return of affection' Lewis & Short].

NOTE: it appears that some Greek words beginning in iota + upsilon may be transliterated as; 'yu-.' Also 'iu-' may represent iota + upsilon in certain cases.

 

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