stercus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)terǵ-, *(s)terḱ-, *(s)treḱ- (manure, dung; to sully, soil, decay); cognate with Proto-Germanic *þrakjaz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stercus n (genitive stercoris); third declension

  1. dung, excrement, ordure

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stercus stercora
Genitive stercoris stercorum
Dative stercorī stercoribus
Accusative stercus stercora
Ablative stercore stercoribus
Vocative stercus stercora

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DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: esterco
  • Italian: sterco
  • Portuguese: esterco
  • Romanian: șterc
  • Spanish: estiércol

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