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A culex
 
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EtymologyEdit

Directly from Latin culex (mosquito).

NounEdit

culex (plural culices)

  1. Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, some of which carry disease.

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló-, see also Old Armenian սլաք (slakʿ, roasting spit) and Irish cuil (mosquito).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

culex m (genitive culicis); third declension

  1. gnat, midge
    • Erasmus, Adagia; 1.10.66
      Indus elephantus haud curat culicem.
      An Indian elephant does not worry about a gnat.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative culex culicēs
Genitive culicis culicum
Dative culicī culicibus
Accusative culicem culicēs
Ablative culice culicibus
Vocative culex culicēs

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: cúlex
  • French: cousin

ReferencesEdit

  • culex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • culex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • culex in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • culex in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Tetelcingo NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish coles (cabbages), plural of col (cabbage), from Latin caulis.

Compare Highland Puebla Nahuatl colex.

NounEdit

culex

  1. Cabbage.

ReferencesEdit

  • Brewer, Forrest; Brewer, Jean G. (1962) Vocabulario mexicano de Tetelcingo, Morelos, segunda impresión edition, México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, published 1971, page 23