anculus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂mbʰi-kʷolh₁-os. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἀμφίπολος (amphipolos).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

anculus m (genitive anculī); second declension

  1. (archaic) a manservant

Usage notesEdit

This word fell into disuse, and was replaced by famulus and servus, but its feminine counterpart ancilla is well attested.

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative anculus anculī
genitive anculī anculōrum
dative anculō anculīs
accusative anculum anculōs
ablative anculō anculīs
vocative ancule anculī

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ancŭlus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
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