lutra

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lutra (accusative singular lutran, plural lutraj, accusative plural lutrajn)

  1. lutrine

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Latin[edit]

lūtra (an otter)

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *udréh₂, the feminine form of *udrós, from the root *wed-. The source of the initial l- is unclear. It may have arisen by connection with lavō (wash), lupus (wolf) (interpreting otters as "water wolves") or lūdō (play) (referring to the playfulness of otters).

Cognate with Ancient Greek ὕδρα (húdra), Sanskrit उद्र (udra), Lithuanian ūdra, English otter, Russian выдра (vydra).

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Noun[edit]

lutra f (genitive lutrae); first declension

  1. an otter

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lutra lutrae
genitive lutrae lutrārum
dative lutrae lutrīs
accusative lutram lutrās
ablative lutrā lutrīs
vocative lutra lutrae

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References[edit]

  • lūtra” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.