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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ken- (dust, ashes). Akin to Ancient Greek κόνις (kónis, dust, ash), Sanskrit कण (kaṇa, particle, small grain of dust or rice).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cinis m, f (genitive cineris); third declension

  1. cold ashes
  2. (figuratively) ruins of a burned city

Usage notesEdit

The word cinis is used for cold, heavy ashes, while favilla is used for glowing, light ashes.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cinis cinerēs
genitive cineris cinerum
dative cinerī cineribus
accusative cinerem cinerēs
ablative cinere cineribus
vocative cinis cinerēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • cinis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cinis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cinis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cinis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

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NounEdit

cinis

  1. accusative plural of cin