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EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros, Cyprus), from the large reserves of the metal found on the island.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cuprum n (genitive cuprī); second declension

  1. copper (the metal)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cuprum cupra
Genitive cuprī cuprōrum
Dative cuprō cuprīs
Accusative cuprum cupra
Ablative cuprō cuprīs
Vocative cuprum cupra

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: cobre
  • Catalan: coure
  • Basque: kobre
  • Bourguignon: cueuvre, cuvre
  • English: copper, cupric
  • French: cuivre
  • Galician: cobre

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