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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) as 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. Gemoll considers a connection to Ancient Greek κάπτω (káptō, gulp down, snap).

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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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ReferencesEdit

  • caupo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caupo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “caupo”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • caupo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • caupo in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caupo in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • Edzard Johan Furnée: Die wichtigsten konsonantischen Erscheinungen des Vorgriechischen mit einem Appendix über den Vokalismus. Mouton, The Hague 1972.
  • Wilhelm Gemoll: Griechisch-deutsches Schul- und Handwörterbuch. öbv & hpt / Oldenbourg, Vienna and Munich 91965, p. 407.