Open main menu

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *kaznos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱas- (compare Welsh cannu (to whiten), ceinach (hare), English hare, Latin cascus (old), Ancient Greek ξανθός (xanthós, yellow), Old Prussian sasnis (hare), Pashto سوی(soe, hare), Sanskrit शश (śaśa, hare)).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cānus (feminine cāna, neuter cānum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. white
  2. hoary
  3. (of water) frothy
  4. (of hair) gray

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cānus cāna cānum cānī cānae cāna
Genitive cānī cānae cānī cānōrum cānārum cānōrum
Dative cānō cānō cānīs
Accusative cānum cānam cānum cānōs cānās cāna
Ablative cānō cānā cānō cānīs
Vocative cāne cāna cānum cānī cānae cāna

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: canu
  • Italian: cano
  • Old Portuguese: cão
  • Spanish: cano

ReferencesEdit