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LatinEdit

 
cucūlus (a cuckoo)

EtymologyEdit

Echoic of the male bird's mating cry, similar to English cuckoo, Ancient Greek κόκκυξ (kókkux), Middle Irish cuach, Sanskrit कोकिल (kokila).

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NounEdit

cucūlus m (genitive cucūlī); second declension

  1. cuckoo (bird)
  2. a term of reproach (specifically a cuckold)

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cucūlus cucūlī
genitive cucūlī cucūlōrum
dative cucūlō cucūlīs
accusative cucūlum cucūlōs
ablative cucūlō cucūlīs
vocative cucūle cucūlī

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