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EtymologyEdit

From the Mapudungun deuñ, via South American Spanish.

NounEdit

degu (plural degus)

  1. Any species of the genus Octodon, especially Octodon degus, a small, caviomorph rodent native to Chile.
    • 2008, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Secret of the Singing Mice... and More!, page 37,
      Along the trails, degus leave mini-urine puddles marking the trail.
    • 2011, Elsie Jones-Smith, Spotlighting the Strengths of Every Single Student, page 80,
      Dr. Braun used used laboratory rats called degus or brush-tail rats (Octodon degus), a species of rodent closely related to guinea pigs. [] In their natural environment, degu infants are raised jointly by their father and mother and are extremely communicative, using whistling tones to carry on intensive “conversations.”
    • 2011, Katherine Quesenberry, James W. Carpenter, Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery, unnumbered page,
      Degus, or trumpet-tail rats, come from Chile. Taxonomically, they are in the same diverse order as guinea pigs and chinchillas. Degus have been used as laboratory animals for 20 years and in recent years have become popular as pets in the United States and Europe.

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degu

  1. octodontid (rodent of the Octodontidae family)
  2. degu (any species of the genus Octodon)
  3. common degu, Octodon degus

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of degu (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative degu degut
genitive degun degujen
partitive degua deguja
illative deguun deguihin
singular plural
nominative degu degut
accusative nom. degu degut
gen. degun
genitive degun degujen
partitive degua deguja
inessive degussa deguissa
elative degusta deguista
illative deguun deguihin
adessive degulla deguilla
ablative degulta deguilta
allative degulle deguille
essive deguna deguina
translative deguksi deguiksi
instructive deguin
abessive degutta deguitta
comitative deguineen

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PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -u

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degu m (invariable)

  1. degu

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degu

  1. 1st person singular present indicative form of degt
  2. 1st person singular past indicative form of degt

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degù

  1. first-person singular present of degti