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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cantharis, from Ancient Greek κανθαρίς (kantharís).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cantharis (plural cantharides)

  1. singular of cantharides

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κανθαρίς (kantharís, blister-beetle), of uncertain origin. Possibly related to the toponym Κάνθαροσ (Kántharos), a port of Piraeus, which is a Pre-Greek name. Also compare Akkadian 𒅗𒀭𒁕/𒌨𒌋 (cup).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cantharis f (genitive cantharidis); third declension

  1. The Spanish fly, Lytta vesicatoria, and the poison of it.
  2. A worm injurious to the vine and rose.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cantharis cantharidēs
genitive cantharidis cantharidum
dative cantharidī cantharidibus
accusative cantharidem cantharidēs
ablative cantharide cantharidibus
vocative cantharis cantharidēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • cantharis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cantharis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cantharis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill