See also: Taurus

LatinEdit

 
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taurus (a bull)

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *tauros, from Proto-Indo-European *táwros.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtau̯.rus/, [ˈt̪äu̯rʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈtau̯.rus/, [ˈt̪äːu̯rus]
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NounEdit

taurus m (genitive taurī); second declension

  1. a bull, steer
  2. the constellation Taurus the bull
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 4.717-718:
      vacca sit an taurus, nōn est cognōscere prōmptum:
      pars prior appāret, posteriōra latent.
      Whether it is a cow or a bull is not easy to know:
      the front part appears, the hindquarters lie hidden.

      (Although Ovid wryly observes that Taurus (constellation) depicts only the head, horns, and forequarters of this mythological animal, traditionally it was seen as a ‘‘taurus’’ and not a ‘‘vacca’’ charging in the sky.)
  3. an instrument of torture, in the shape of a bull
  4. a small bird that sounds like the lowing of oxen, possibly the bittern
  5. a kind of beetle
  6. (anatomy) the perineum

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative taurus taurī
Genitive taurī taurōrum
Dative taurō taurīs
Accusative taurum taurōs
Ablative taurō taurīs
Vocative taure taurī

HypernymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: tavru
  • Asturian: toru
  • Catalan: toro
  • Corsican: toru
  • English: Taurus
  • French: taureau
  • Friulian: taur
  • Galician: touro
  • Ido: tauro
  • Interlingua: tauro
  • Italian: toro
  • Norman: touothé
  • Occitan: taur
  • Old French: tor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • taurus”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • taurus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • taurus 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)
  • taurus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • taurus”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • taurus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • taurus”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • “toro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN

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LatvianEdit

NounEdit

taurus m

  1. accusative plural form of taurs