taurus

See also: Taurus

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

New Latin, from Latin taurus (bull)

NounEdit

taurus

  1. Used attributively as a species epithet

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

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taurus (a bull)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *táwros. Cognates include Ancient Greek ταῦρος (tauros), Old Prussian tauris, Proto-Germanic *steuraz. Possibly of Semitic origin; confer Proto-Semitic *θawr-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

taurus m (genitive taurī); second declension

  1. a bull, steer
  2. an instrument of torture, in the shape of a bull
  3. a small bird that sounds like the lowing of oxen, possibly the bittern
  4. a kind of beetle
  5. (anatomy) the perineum

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative taurus taurī
genitive taurī taurōrum
dative taurō taurīs
accusative taurum taurōs
ablative taurō taurīs
vocative taure taurī

HypernymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • tauriformis
  • taurigenus
  • taurīnus
  • taurobolicus
  • taurobolīnus
  • taurobolior
  • taurocenta
  • taurophthalmon
  • taurulus
  • Taurus

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • taurus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • “toro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

taurus m

  1. accusative plural form of taurs
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