Latin edit

Etymology edit

Feminine form of coluber (snake, serpent); coluber +‎ -a (feminine suffix).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

colubra f (genitive colubrae); first declension

  1. a female snake, serpent
  2. (in general) snake, serpent
    Synonyms: anguis, coluber, serpēns

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative colubra colubrae
Genitive colubrae colubrārum
Dative colubrae colubrīs
Accusative colubram colubrās
Ablative colubrā colubrīs
Vocative colubra colubrae

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Old Asturian: cuélebra
  • Vulgar Latin: *colŏbra (see there for further descendants)

References edit

  • colubra”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • colubra”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • colubra in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.