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LatinEdit

 
ursus (a bear)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *orssos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἄρκτος (árktos), Persian خرس (xers) and Sanskrit ऋक्ष (ṛ́kṣa).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ursus m (genitive ursī); second declension

  1. a bear

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ursus ursī
genitive ursī ursōrum
dative ursō ursīs
accusative ursum ursōs
ablative ursō ursīs
vocative urse ursī

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • ursus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ursus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ursus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • ursus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ursus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray