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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δελφίν (delphín), a later form of the previous δελφίς (delphís, a dolphin), from δελφύς (delphús, womb).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /delˈpʰiː.nus/, [d̪ɛɫ̪ˈpʰiː.n̪ʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /delˈfi.nus/, [d̪ɛlˈfiː.nus]
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NounEdit

delphīnus m (genitive delphīnī); second declension

  1. A dolphin; an aquatic mammal of the family Delphinidae or Platanistidae
  2. The constellation Delphinus
  3. A kind of decorative furniture, possibly decorated with dolphins
  4. (Medieval Latin) dauphin (eldest son)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative delphīnus delphīnī
Genitive delphīnī delphīnōrum
Dative delphīnō delphīnīs
Accusative delphīnum delphīnōs
Ablative delphīnō delphīnīs
Vocative delphīne delphīnī

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