lacus

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See also: lāčus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lokus (lake, pool), *lakw-. Cognate with Ancient Greek λάκκος (lákkos, cistern, tank, pit) and Old English lagu (sea, ocean, flood). More at lay.

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Noun[edit]

lacus m (genitive lacūs); fourth declension

  1. a lake, pond, basin; reservoir
  2. a tank, tub, vat, sink

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension, dative plural in -ubus.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lacus lacūs
genitive lacūs lacuum
dative lacuī lacubus
accusative lacum lacūs
ablative lacū lacubus
vocative lacus lacūs

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