canus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kas- (compare Welsh cannu (to whiten), ceinach (hare), English hare, Latin cascus (old), Old Prussian sasins (hare), Pashto [script?] (soe, hare)[Arabic?], Sanskrit शश (śaśa, hare)).

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Adjective[edit]

cānus m (feminine cāna, neuter cānum); first/second declension

  1. white
  2. hoary
  3. (of water) frothy
  4. (of hair) gray

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative cānus cāna cānum cānī cānae cāna
genitive cānī cānae cānī cānōrum cānārum cānōrum
dative cānō cānae cānō cānīs cānīs cānīs
accusative cānum cānam cānum cānōs cānās cāna
ablative cānō cānā cānō cānīs cānīs cānīs
vocative cāne cāna cānum cānī cānae cāna

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References[edit]

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