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Orcus

  1. (Roman mythology) The Etruscan and Roman god of the underworld.
    Coordinate terms: Hades, Pluto
  2. (astronomy) A large trans-Neptunian object and plutino, sometimes referred to as the “anti-Pluto”.
    Hypernym: plutino

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EtymologyEdit

Some refer it to Proto-Indo-European *h₂erk- (to hold), others to Ancient Greek ὅρκος (hórkos, oath).[1]

Proper nounEdit

Orcus m (genitive Orcī); second declension

  1. Orcus (god of the underworld)
  2. the underworld
  3. death

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Orcus Orcī
Genitive Orcī Orcōrum
Dative Orcō Orcīs
Accusative Orcum Orcōs
Ablative Orcō Orcīs
Vocative Orce Orcī

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wagenvoort, Studies in Roman Literature, Culture and Religion