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Autolycus

Autolycus is the Latinzed form of Autolykus, an Ancient Greek male name meaning “the wolf itself”, made up from Ancient Greek autó (αὐτό), the neuter nominative and ccusative singular of autós meaning “self” and lýkos “wolf” both of which derive from a PIE root word. In Greek mythology, Autolycus is the son of the Greek god Hermes and Chione (a mortal woman, the daughter of Daedalion) and inherited many of his tricky father’s ways, including being a thief. Through his daughter Anticlea, he was the grandfather of Odysseushe named his grandson because Autolycus had angered and caused pain for many people.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Autolykus (Ancient Greek)

 

Female forms:

  • Autolyca
  • Autolyka

 

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