columbus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Lewis and Short, cognate with calvus, and Ancient Greek κόλυμβος (kolumbos, a diver); compare, in Slavic languages with Russian голубь (gólub’), голый (gólyj), Czech holub, holý.

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Noun[edit]

columbus m (genitive columbī); second declension (feminine columba)

  1. A male dove or cock-pigeon

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative columbus columbī
genitive columbī columbōrum
dative columbō columbīs
accusative columbum columbōs
ablative columbō columbīs
vocative columbe columbī

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References[edit]

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