carbunculus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From carbō (a coal, charcoal) +‎ -unculus (diminutive nominal suffix).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

carbunculus m (genitive carbunculī); second declension

  1. Diminutive of carbō: small coal
    1. (figuratively) burning or devouring sorrow
  2. (metonymically)
    1. kind of sandstone, red toph-stone
    2. reddish, bright kind of precious stone, probably comprising the ruby, carbuncle, hyacinth, garnet
    3. A disease:
      1. (pathology) kind of tumor, carbuncle
      2. (phytopathology) disease caused by hoar-frost
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InflectionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative carbunculus carbunculī
Genitive carbunculī carbunculōrum
Dative carbunculō carbunculīs
Accusative carbunculum carbunculōs
Ablative carbunculō carbunculīs
Vocative carbuncule carbunculī

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