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ÿx , ȳcis, m., = κήϋξ,
I.the male kingfisher (the female, halcyon), Plin. 32, 8, 27, § 86.—Personified: Cēyx , ȳcis, m., = Κήϋξ, a son of Lucifer, king of Trachis, and husband of Alcyone. Having suffered shipwreck at Delphi, he and his wife were changed to kingfishers, Ov. H. 17 (18), 81; id. M. 11, 272; 11, 544; 11, 739; Serv. ad Verg. G. 1, 399.—Acc. Gr. Cēȳca, Ov. M. 11, 727.
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