LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Latin loucos, from Proto-Indo-European *lowk-ó-s (open space, clearing), which is derived from the root *lewk- (bright).
Cognates include Proto-Germanic *lauhaz (clearing), Sanskrit लोक (loka, free space, world).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lūcus m (genitive lūcī); second declension

  1. A grove sacred to a deity
  2. (poetic) a wood

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lūcus lūcī
Genitive lūcī lūcōrum
Dative lūcō lūcīs
Accusative lūcum lūcōs
Ablative lūcō lūcīs
Vocative lūce lūcī

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: Lluc (toponym)
  • Corsican: lucu
  • Galician: Lugo (toponym)
  • Gascon: luc, luga
  • Old French: luz (Champagne)
  • Sardinian: luo (Barbagia)
  • Basque: luku
  • Italian: luco

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