LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂-, see also furvus, Old Irish donn (dark), Sanskrit धूसर (dhūsara, dust-colored). More at dye, dust, dusk.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fuscus (feminine fusca, neuter fuscum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. dark, dim, dimly lit
  2. black, brown
  3. (of the voice) husky, hoarse

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative fuscus fusca fuscum fuscī fuscae fusca
Genitive fuscī fuscae fuscī fuscōrum fuscārum fuscōrum
Dative fuscō fuscō fuscīs
Accusative fuscum fuscam fuscum fuscōs fuscās fusca
Ablative fuscō fuscā fuscō fuscīs
Vocative fusce fusca fuscum fuscī fuscae fusca

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DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: foscu
  • Dalmatian: fosc
  • Catalan: fosc, fosca
  • Galician: fosco, fusco
  • Italian: fosco
  • Ladin: fosch

ReferencesEdit

  • fuscus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fuscus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fuscus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette