oryx
noun (plural oryx or oryxes) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a gazelle, from Greek, pickax, antelope, kind of whale, from oryssein to dig; akin to Latin runcare to grub up, weed, Sanskrit luñcati he plucks Date: 1535 any of a small genus (Oryx) of large heavily built African and Arabian antelopes that have a light-colored coat with dark conspicuous markings especially on the face — compare gemsbok

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  • oryx — [ ɔriks ] n. m. • XVIIIe; orix 1530; mot lat. d o. gr. ♦ Mammifère des déserts (artiodactyles), sorte de gazelle aux cornes très longues et pointues. ⇒ algazelle. ● oryx nom masculin (grec oruks) Antilope des régions désertiques d Afrique et d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Oryx — (griechisch Ὄρυχ „spitzes Werkzeug“)steht für: Oryxantilopen, Gattung der Paarhufer, die nach ihren spießartigen Hörnern benannt ist, eine antike Stadt in Arkadien, beim heutigen Mouria auf der Peloponnes, siehe Halous Oryx (Helikopter),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oryx — O ryx ([=o] r[i^]ks), prop. n. [NL., from Gr. o ryx a kind of gazelle or antelope.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of African antelopes which includes the gemsbok, the leucoryx, the bisa antelope ({Oryx beisa}), and the beatrix antelope ({Oryx beatrix}) of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oryx — late 14c., from L. oryx, from Gk. oryx (gen. orygos) North African antelope with pointed horns, the digging animal, lit. pick axe. Used in Greek and Latin bibles to render Hebrew tho, which early English Bibles misidentified as everything from a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • oryx — [ōr′iks, ôr′iks] n. pl. oryxes or oryx [ModL < L, wild goat, gazelle < Gr, lit., pickax (< oryssein, to dig: for IE base see RUPTURE): from its pointed horns] any of a genus (Oryx) of large African and Asian antelopes with long, straight …   English World dictionary

  • oryx — s. m. antilopă cu părul roşcat şi cu coarne lungi şi subţiri, curbate spre spate, în regiunile de deşert ale Africii şi Arabiei. (< fr. oryx, gr. oryks) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Oryx — Oryx, eine Art Antilope, s.d. 1) e) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Oryx — Oryx, die Steppenkuh, s. Antilopen, S. 578 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ORYX — Technology Corporation (Business » NASDAQ Symbols) …   Abbreviations dictionary

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