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Latin cucullus (hood)

NounEdit

cucullus (plural cuculli)

  1. (botany) A hood-shaped organ, resembling a cowl or monk's hood, as of certain concave and arched sepals or petals.
  2. (zoology) A colour marking or structure on the head somewhat resembling a hood.

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EtymologyEdit

A reduplicative form of Proto-Indo-European *kuH-l-, zero-grade without s-mobile form of *(s)kewH- (to cover). Cognates include Latin cūlus, Old Irish cúl (bottom), Lithuanian kẽvalas (skin, cover) and indirectly Old English hȳd (English hide). Related to obscūrus (dark, obscure) and cutis (hide).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cucullus m (genitive cucullī); second declension

  1. a covering for the head, hood, cowl
  2. a conical wrapper or case

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cucullus cucullī
genitive cucullī cucullōrum
dative cucullō cucullīs
accusative cucullum cucullōs
ablative cucullō cucullīs
vocative cuculle cucullī

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ReferencesEdit

  • cucullus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cucullus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cucullus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cucullus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • cucullus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cucullus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin