See also: Squalus

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably both senses related to squāma(scale), of unknown origin. In the sense of dirty, unkempt, this word has traditionally been associated with the cognates listed at cālīgō(darkness, mist), although these associations are tenuous. Conversely, for the fish, a less likely relationship with Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos(sheatfish) has been suggested, in which case perhaps cognate with Ancient Greek ἄσπαλος(áspalos), Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬐(kara, kind of fish), Old Prussian kalis, and Old English hwæl(whale), more information at whale.

NounEdit

squālus m

  1. A kind of sea-fish, thought to be a shark

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative squālus squālī
genitive squālī squālōrum
dative squālō squālīs
accusative squālum squālōs
ablative squālō squālīs
vocative squāle squālī

DescendantsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

squālus

  1. unkempt, dirty

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative squālus squālī
genitive squālī squālōrum
dative squālō squālīs
accusative squālum squālōs
ablative squālō squālīs
vocative squāle squālī

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