See also: APIs and Apis

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NounEdit

apis

  1. plural form of api

Crimean TatarEdit

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apis

  1. prison

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LatinEdit

apis (a bee)

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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Egyptian bjt (honey bee). Proto-Indo-European *bʰi- reconstructible from Germanic and Balto-Slavic evidence gave Old English bēo (English bee), but would have entered the Latin then as the reduced form /af/ from /?fj/. Alternatively, one can assume modification of initial obstruent due to a taboo (common for Proto-Indo-European flora). Other theories speculate on Osco-Umbrian borrowing, from an original *akuis (sharp, stinging) (confer Latin aqui- in aquifolius, aquilinus; Osco-Umbrian reflex of Proto-Indo-European labiovelar */kʷ/ that gives Latin <qu> is regularly /p/).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

apis f (genitive apis); third declension

  1. A bee.
    • 2 CE, Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.95
      aut ut apēs saltusque suos et olentia nactae / pascua per flōrēs et thyma summa volant
      or as the bees, when they have found plants to plunder of their honey, hover hither and thither among the thyme and the flowers

InflectionEdit

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative apis apēs
genitive apis apium
dative apī apibus
accusative apem apēs
apīs
ablative ape apibus
vocative apis apēs

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Last modified on 26 March 2014, at 23:43