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2018-01-22 14:28:10 -0400 commented question What is the oldest known origin of the word "halcyon"?

Alternatively, kuōn could be from another root meaning something like "born of." So a halcyon is either a "guardian of t

2018-01-22 14:28:04 -0400 commented question What is the oldest known origin of the word "halcyon"?

"Halcyon" is a Latinization of the Greek 'ἀλκυών (halkuṓn). This word is composed of two roots hals (sea) and kuōn ([hun