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cuniculus

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cuniculus (plural cuniculi)

  1. A burrow or low underground passage
  2. A burrow in the skin made by a mite

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κύνικλος (kúniklos), probably of Iberian origin; compare Basque untxi (rabbit), Mozarabic conchair (greyhound). The original meaning "burrow" adapted to the rabbit or vice versa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cunīculus m (genitive cunīculi); second declension

  1. a rabbit
  2. a rabbit burrow
  3. a mine, subterranean passage

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cunīculus cunīculī
genitive cunīculī cunīculōrum
dative cunīculō cunīculīs
accusative cunīculum cunīculōs
ablative cunīculō cunīculīs
vocative cunīcule cunīculī

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