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EtymologyEdit

Historically regarded as a diminutive of canis (dog) or maybe from Proto-Indo-European *kat- (cub)[1]. Cognates include Old Irish cadla and Old Norse haðna.

NounEdit

catulus m (genitive catulī); second declension

  1. whelp
  2. young dog, puppy

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative catulus catulī
genitive catulī catulōrum
dative catulō catulīs
accusative catulum catulōs
ablative catulō catulīs
vocative catule catulī

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “catulus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume I, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 183