caussa

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

caussa f (genitive caussae); first declension

  1. Archaic form of causa.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative caussa caussae
genitive caussae caussārum
dative caussae caussīs
accusative caussam caussās
ablative caussā caussīs
vocative caussa caussae

Old Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from a Proto-Indo-European *kaud-ta or a connection to cudo, but could just as well be a non-IE loanword.

Noun[edit]

caussa

  1. cause, reason, purpose
  2. case, claim

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • de Vaan, Michiel, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, vol. 7, of Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Alexander Lubotsky ed., Leiden: Brill, 2008.