cuculus

LatinEdit

cucūlus (a cuckoo)

EtymologyEdit

Echoic of the male bird's mating cry, similar to English cuckoo, Greek κόκκῡξ (kókkῡx), Middle Irish cuach

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cucūlus m (genitive cucūlī); second declension

  1. cuckoo (bird)
  2. a term of reproach

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cucūlus cucūlī
genitive cucūlī cucūlōrum
dative cucūlō cucūlīs
accusative cucūlum cucūlōs
ablative cucūlō cucūlīs
vocative cucūle cucūlī

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Last modified on 15 August 2013, at 13:05