icterus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin icterus, from the Ancient Greek ἴκτερος (íkteros, jaundice).

Noun[edit]

icterus (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) An excess of bile pigments in the blood; jaundice.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ἴκτερος (íkteros, jaundice”, “a bird of a yellowish-green colour, perhaps the golden oriole).

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Noun[edit]

icterus m (genitive icterī); second declension

  1. a yellow bird, otherwise unknown, the sight of which was said to cure jaundice; perhaps loriot, golden oriole

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Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative icterus icterī
genitive icterī icterōrum
dative icterō icterīs
accusative icterum icterōs
ablative icterō icterīs
vocative ictere icterī

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References[edit]

  • ictĕrus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • ictĕrus” on page 765/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)