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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀσκάλαφος (askálaphos, owl)

Proper nounEdit

Ascalaphus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the Ascalaphidae family – split-eyed owlflies.

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἀσκάλαφος (Askálaphos, literally Screech-owl).

Proper nounEdit

Ascalaphus

  1. (Greek mythology) The orchardist of Hades, changed into a screech-owl by Demeter for telling Hades that Persephone had eaten pomegranate seeds

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀσκάλαφος (Askálaphos).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ascalaphus m (genitive Ascalaphī); second declension

  1. (Greek mythology) The custodian of the orchard of Hades, son of Acheron and Orphne
  2. (Greek mythology) A king of Orchomenus, son of Ares and Astyoche

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Ascalaphus
genitive Ascalaphī
dative Ascalaphō
accusative Ascalaphum
ablative Ascalaphō
vocative Ascalaphe

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