delphinus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δελφίν (delphín), a later form of the previous δελφίς (delphís, a dolphin), from δελφύς (delphús, womb).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (Classical): IPA(key): /delˈpʰiːnus/
  • (Ecclesiastical): IPA(key): /delˈpinus/

Noun[edit]

delphīnus m (genitive delphīnī); second declension

  1. A dolphin; an aquatic mammal of the family Delphinidae or Platanistidae
  2. The constellation Delphinus
  3. A kind of decorative furniture, possibly decorated with dolphins

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative delphīnus delphīnī
genitive delphīnī delphīnōrum
dative delphīnō delphīnīs
accusative delphīnum delphīnōs
ablative delphīnō delphīnīs
vocative delphīne delphīnī

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