See also: Culex

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EnglishEdit

 
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

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.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative culex culicēs
genitive culicis culicum
dative culicī culicibus
accusative culicem culicēs
ablative culice culicibus
vocative culex culicēs

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