See also: Vulpes

LatinEdit

 
vulpēs (a fox)

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier volpēs, from Proto-Italic *wolpis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wl(o)p- ~ *h₂ulp- ((red) fox) (compare Sanskrit लोपाश (lopāśá), Breton louarn, Lithuanian lãpė, Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēx), Persian روباه(rubâh)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vulpēs f (genitive vulpis); third declension

  1. a fox, vixen
  2. (figuratively) smartness, strategy, quick thinking, adaptability, craftiness, cunning, cleverness, wisdom
  3. a kind of shark

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vulpēs vulpēs
Genitive vulpis vulpium
Dative vulpī vulpibus
Accusative vulpem vulpēs
vulpīs
Ablative vulpe vulpibus
Vocative vulpēs vulpēs

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