Origin of hyraxModern Latin ; from Gr, shrew mouse ; from Indo-European base an unverified form swer-, to hum, buzz from source swarm
nounpl. hy·rax·es or hy·ra·ces
Origin of hyraxNew Latin, from Greek hurax, shrew mouse.
(plural hyraxes or hyraces)
From Ancient Greek ὕραξ (hurax, “shrewmouse”).