dracunculus

See also: Dracunculus

EnglishEdit

 
A dracunculus fish, Synchiropus splendidus
 
dracunculus (Dracunculus medinesis) larvae

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin dracunculus, diminutive of draco (dragon).

NounEdit

dracunculus (plural dracunculi)

  1. A dragonet, a fish of families Calliomyidae or Draconettidae.
  2. The Guinea worm (Filaria medinensis, now Dracunculus medinensis).

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dracō, dracōnis (dragon) +‎ -culus.

NounEdit

dracunculus m (genitive dracunculī); second declension

  1. a small dragon or serpent
  2. a thread twisted like a serpent
  3. a sort of fish, dragonet
  4. tarragon

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative dracunculus dracunculī
Genitive dracunculī dracunculōrum
Dative dracunculō dracunculīs
Accusative dracunculum dracunculōs
Ablative dracunculō dracunculīs
Vocative dracuncule dracunculī

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