mergus

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Latin[edit]

mergus (diver, loon)

Etymology[edit]

From mergō (dive, plunge).

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Noun[edit]

mergus m (genitive mergī); second declension

  1. diver (loon), a kind of waterfowl
  2. vine-layer

Usage notes[edit]

Classical Latin applied the term mergus to the diver (loon), but modern taxonomic Latin applies this term to the merganser, and calls the diver gāvia.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mergus mergī
genitive mergī mergōrum
dative mergō mergīs
accusative mergum mergōs
ablative mergō mergīs
vocative merge mergī

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