So here's what we found:
One source indicates: Cyno- is Greek for dog
Another source indicates: Cyno (pronounced see-no) is Latin for dog
Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged - defines Cyno as:
cyn- or cyno- combining form (ME cyno-, fr. L, fr. Gk kyn-,At least they all agree! Add on the word sport and you have - Dog Sport.
kyno-, fr. kyn-, kyon dog) : dog
There are many words containing the combining form including:
- cynophobia: a fear of dogs
- cynophilist: a lover of dogs
- cynanthropy, kynanthropy: the delusion that one is a dog
- cyniatria, cyniatrics, cyniatric: is a branch of veterinary medicine that specializes in the treatment of dogs, and the study of canine diseases
- cynic, cynics: a member of a sect of ancient Greek philosophers who believed virtue to be the only good and self-control to be the only means of achieving virtue. The Greek word kunikos, from which "cynic" comes, was originally an adjective meaning "doglike", from kuōn, "dog"
- cynolatry: the worship of dogs (just as it should be!)