lagopus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin lagōpūs, from the Ancient Greek λαγώπους (lagṓpous), from λαγώς (lagṓs, hare) + πούς (poús, foot); compare lagopod, lagopode.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lagopus (plural lagopodes)

  1. (obsolete) The ptarmigan (which bird was so called because its feet resemble those of a hare).

References[edit]

  • †Lago·pus” listed on page 28 of volume VI, part I (L, M) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1908]
      †Lago·pus.Obs. [a. L. lagōpūs, Gr. λαγώπους, f. λαγώς hare + πούς foot.] A bird with a foot resembling that of a hare; the ptarmigan. [¶] 1693 Sir T. P. Blount Nat. Hist. 385 Some..Birds..live upon the highest tops of the Alps, and that all the winter too..as..the Lagopus among birds. 1773 Barrington in Phil. Trans. LXIII. 224 The Lagopus, of which M. de Buffon gives an engraving, is in its winter plumage.
  • †laˈgopus” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λαγώπους (lagṓpous), from λαγώς (lagṓs, hare) + πούς (poús, foot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lagōpūs f (genitive lagopodis); third declension

  1. ptarmigan (a bird)
  2. hare's-foot (a herb)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lagōpūs lagopodēs
genitive lagopodis lagopodum
dative lagopodī lagopodibus
accusative lagopodem lagopodēs
ablative lagopode lagopodibus
vocative lagōpūs lagopodēs