cornu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

cornu (plural cornua)

  1. A horn, or anything shaped like or resembling a horn.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cornu. Compare Daco-Romanian corn.

Noun[edit]

cornu

  1. horn

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cornūtus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cornu m (feminine cornue, masculine plural cornus, feminine plural cornues)

  1. horned

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Latin[edit]

cornua caprī (horns of a goat)

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Indo-European *ḱoru and *ḱr̥-no-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- "horn". Cognates include English horn and hirn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cornū n (genitive cornūs); fourth declension

  1. a horn, antler
  2. a tusk
  3. the horns of the moon
  4. an arm or wing of an army
  5. (music) a horn as a musical instrument
  6. any substance like the material of a horn, such as the bill of a bird
  7. the end of a book or scroll, usually made of ivory
  8. (figuratively) power, strength, might

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cornū cornua
genitive cornūs cornuum
dative cornū cornibus
accusative cornū cornua
ablative cornū cornibus
vocative cornū cornua

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References[edit]

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