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From Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Compare with male luminātus (short-sighted), from the same root.



luscus (feminine lusca, neuter luscum); first/second declension

  1. one-eyed
  2. with one eye shut (i.e. taking aim)
  3. half blind


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative luscus lusca luscum luscī luscae lusca
genitive luscī luscae luscī luscōrum luscārum luscōrum
dative luscō luscō luscīs
accusative luscum luscam luscum luscōs luscās lusca
ablative luscō luscā luscō luscīs
vocative lusce lusca luscum luscī luscae lusca



  • luscus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • luscus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “luscus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • luscus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • luscus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray