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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *káykos ‎(one-eyed). Cognates include Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃 ‎(haihs), Old Irish cáech ‎(one-eyed), caoch ‎(blind).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

caecus m ‎(feminine caeca, neuter caecum); first/second declension

  1. blind
  2. invisible

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative caecus caeca caecum caecī caecae caeca
genitive caecī caecae caecī caecōrum caecārum caecōrum
dative caecō caecō caecīs
accusative caecum caecam caecum caecōs caecās caeca
ablative caecō caecā caecō caecīs
vocative caece caeca caecum caecī caecae caeca

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ReferencesEdit

  • caecus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caecus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caecus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • Fortune makes men shortsighted, infatuates them: fortuna caecos homines efficit, animos occaecat
    • (ambiguous) to have no principles: caeco impetu ferri
  • caecus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
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