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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aculeus.

NounEdit

aculeus (plural aculei)

  1. (botany) A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses.
  2. A sting.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from ac(us) (needle) +‎ -uleus (diminutive suffix).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aculeus m (genitive aculeī); second declension

  1. sting, spine, thorn

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aculeus aculeī
Genitive aculeī aculeōrum
Dative aculeō aculeīs
Accusative aculeum aculeōs
Ablative aculeō aculeīs
Vocative aculee aculeī

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: aculeus
  • Italian: aculeo
  • Old French: aiglant

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