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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin nasus (spout, nozzle)

NounEdit

nasus

  1. (zoology) A horn-like snout on certain termites, capable of producing noxious secretions.

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LatinEdit

 
nāsus (nose)

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂s-.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈnaː.sus/, [ˈnaː.sʊs]
  • (file)

NounEdit

nāsus m (genitive nāsī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) nose
  2. sense of smell
  3. (by extension) spout, nozzle

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nāsus nāsī
Genitive nāsī nāsōrum
Dative nāsō nāsīs
Accusative nāsum nāsōs
Ablative nāsō nāsīs
Vocative nāse nāsī

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ReferencesEdit

  • nasus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nasus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nasus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • nasus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • nasus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nasus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly