Ampyx

noun

Am·​pyx
ˈam(ˌ)piks
: a genus of small blind Ordovician trilobites with a long spine at the anterior end of the head

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, woman's diadem, probably from am- (from ana-) + -pyx (akin to Greek pykazein to cover closely, surround, crown); akin to Avestan pusā- diadem

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ampyx was in 1843

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“Ampyx.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ampyx. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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