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EtymologyEdit

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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