haruspex

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin haruspex.

Noun[edit]

haruspex (plural haruspices)

  1. A soothsayer or priest in Ancient Rome (originally Etruscan) who practiced divination by inspecting entrails.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      If it be lawfull for Panæcius to maintaine his judgement about Aruspices, Dreames, Oracles and Prophecies []: Wherfore shall not a wise-man dare that in all things, which this man dareth in such as he hath learned of his Masters?

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The word haruspex is composed of haru- (intestines) and -spex, which is derived from speciō (to observe, watch).[1]

According to Nocentini[2] the first part stems from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (intestine), whence also Latin hernia (hernia), and it is cognate to Ancient Greek χορδή (khordḗ), Proto-Germanic *garnō (intestines) (whence German Garn) and to Lithuanian žarnà (intestine).

The second part of haru-spex can also be found in the Latin word auspex.

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Noun[edit]

haruspex m (genitive haruspicis); third declension

  1. diviner who reads from the intestines of sacrificial animals; one who practices haruspicy.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative haruspex haruspicēs
genitive haruspicis haruspicum
dative haruspicī haruspicibus
accusative haruspicem haruspicēs
ablative haruspice haruspicibus
vocative haruspex haruspicēs

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “aruspice” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2
  2. ^ “aruspice” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin haruspex.

Noun[edit]

haruspex m (genitive singular haruspika, nominative plural haruspikovia), declension pattern chlap

  1. haruspex

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