punicus

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EtymologyEdit

Variant of Poenicus, from Poenus (Phoenician) +‎ -icus.

The ethnonym is an adoption of Ancient Greek Φοῖνιξ (Phoînix), homophonous with φοῖνιξ (phoînix, Tyrian purple). There has been some debate as to whether the ethnonym was derived from the name of the dye or vice versa. While it seems in any case likely that both are influenced by the genuinely Greek adjective φοινός (phoinós, blood-red), the ethnonym is recorded already in Mycenaean Greek 𐀡𐀛𐀑𐀍 (po-ni-ki-jo), and is apparently a loan from Egyptian fnḫw (Asiatics, Semites),

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PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pūnicus (feminine pūnica, neuter pūnicum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Punic, Carthaginian

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pūnicus pūnica pūnicum pūnicī pūnicae pūnica
Genitive pūnicī pūnicae pūnicī pūnicōrum pūnicārum pūnicōrum
Dative pūnicō pūnicō pūnicīs
Accusative pūnicum pūnicam pūnicum pūnicōs pūnicās pūnica
Ablative pūnicō pūnicā pūnicō pūnicīs
Vocative pūnice pūnica pūnicum pūnicī pūnicae pūnica

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