pinguis

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *poid- ‎(to abound in water, milk, or fat), from Proto-Indo-European *poi- ‎(sap, juice). Cognate with German feist ‎(fatted, plump, obese). Related also to Dutch vet ‎(fat), German fett ‎(fat, corpulent), Swedish fet ‎(fat, oily, fatty), Icelandic feitur ‎(fat).

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AdjectiveEdit

pinguis m, f ‎(neuter pingue); third declension

  1. fat, plump
  2. thick, dense
  3. (of taste) dull, insipid, not pungent
  4. (of wine) oily, rich, full-bodied
  5. (of land) fertile, rich
  6. (figuratively, of the mind) heavy, dull, stupid, obtuse
  7. (figuratively) bold, strong
  8. (figuratively) quiet, comfortable, easy

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative pinguis pingue pinguēs pinguia
genitive pinguis pinguium
dative pinguī pinguibus
accusative pinguem pingue pinguēs pinguia
ablative pinguī pinguibus
vocative pinguis pingue pinguēs pinguia

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ReferencesEdit

  • pinguis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • pinguis” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • with no intelligence or skill: crassa or pingui Minerva (proverb.)
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