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EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Ancient Greek κᾰ́πηλος(kápēlos), possibly from Pre-Greek, likely borrowed separately. A derivation of either from Proto-Indo-European *kʷreyh₂-(to buy), whence ἐπρῐάμην(epriámēn, suppletive Aorist of ὠνέομαι(ōnéomai, to buy)), seems far-fetched. Beekes mentions Furnee offers Hittite ḫappar(purchase, price) as a comparandum, in which case the IE derivation would be *h₃ep-, whence ops(power) and Homeric Ancient Greek ἀφνειός(aphneiós, rich, wealthy), although also speculative.

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NounEdit

caupō m ‎(genitive caupōnis); third declension

  1. Tradesman.
  2. Innkeeper, shopkeeper.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative caupō caupōnēs
genitive caupōnis caupōnum
dative caupōnī caupōnibus
accusative caupōnem caupōnēs
ablative caupōne caupōnibus
vocative caupō caupōnēs

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