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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *pugnos, from Proto-Indo-European *puǵnos, *puḱnos, from *pewǵ-, *peuḱ- (prick, punch). Near cognates include Ancient Greek πυγμή (pugmḗ, fist).

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pugnus m (genitive pugnī); second declension

  1. a fist; a hand with all fingers curled up
  2. a fistful, handful

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pugnus pugnī
Genitive pugnī pugnōrum
Dative pugnō pugnīs
Accusative pugnum pugnōs
Ablative pugnō pugnīs
Vocative pugne pugnī

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