agnus

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Latin[edit]

agnus (a lamb)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷnos. Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀμνός (amnós), Old Church Slavonic агнѧ (agnę), and Old English ēanian (English yean).

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Noun[edit]

agnus m (genitive agnī); second declension

  1. a lamb, especially one used as a sacrifice
    Agnus absque maculā.
    A lamb without blemish.
    Villa abundat porco, haedo, agno.
    The farm abounds in pigs, young goats and lambs.
    Ecce Agnus Dei.
    Behold the Lamb of God.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension with irregular genitive plural.

Number Singular Plural
nominative agnus agnī
genitive agnī agnūs
dative agnō agnīs
accusative agnum agnōs
ablative agnō agnīs
vocative agne agnī

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