Lupercus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a compound of lupus (wolf) +‎ arceō (I ward off), so named because of the god’s role as protector of flocks from wolves.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lupercus m (genitive Lupercī); second declension

  1. a Roman god who protected flocks, in some sources identified with Faunus in the aspect of Innus, and by extension as the equivalent of the Greek Πάν Λυκαῖος (Pán Lukaîos, Lycaean Pan)

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular
nominative Lupercus
genitive Lupercī
dative Lupercō
accusative Lupercum
ablative Lupercō
vocative Luperce

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lupercus m (genitive Lupercī); second declension

  1. a priest of the god Lupercus

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Lupercus Lupercī
genitive Lupercī Lupercōrum
dative Lupercō Lupercīs
accusative Lupercum Lupercōs
ablative Lupercō Lupercīs
vocative Luperce Lupercī

References[edit]

  • Lŭpercus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879