See also: Piscis

LatinEdit

 
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Duo piscēs.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *piskis, from Proto-Indo-European *peysḱ-. Cognates include Old Irish íasc, Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (fisks) and Old English fisċ (English fish).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piscis m (genitive piscis); third declension

  1. a fish

Usage notesEdit

The singular form may also be used as a collective noun.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative piscis piscēs
Genitive piscis piscium
Dative piscī piscibus
Accusative piscem piscēs
piscīs
Ablative pisce piscibus
Vocative piscis piscēs

Derived termsEdit

  • Piscis (Piscis Austrinus (constellation), literally the Fish)
  • Piscēs (Pisces (constellation), literally the Fishes)

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • piscis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • piscis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • piscis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • piscis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to live on meat, fish, by plunder: vivere carne, piscibus, rapto (Liv. 7. 25)

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

piscis (invariable)

  1. born under the zodiac sign Pisces

Further readingEdit