columba

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Latin[edit]

columba (a dove)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόλυμβος (kolumbos, a diver), from κολυμβάω (kolumbao, dive, plunge headlong, swim). (Aristophanes [Birds, 304] and others use the word κολυμβίς (kolumbis, diver, sea-bird))

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Noun[edit]

columba f (genitive columbae); first declension (masculine columbus)

  1. dove, pigeon (sacred bird of Venus)
  2. a term of endearment

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative columba columbae
genitive columbae columbārum
dative columbae columbīs
accusative columbam columbās
ablative columbā columbīs
vocative columba columbae

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin columba.

Noun[edit]

columba f (plural columbas)

  1. dove, pigeon