nidus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nīdus (nest)

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Noun[edit]

nidus (plural nidi or niduses)

  1. A nest for insects or small animals
  2. A locus of infection in an organism
  3. An originating point for a phenomenon

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *nizdos, from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós (nest). Cognates include Sanskrit नीड (nīḍá), Old Armenian նիստ (nist), Old Church Slavonic гнѣздо (gnězdo) and Old English nest (English nest).

Noun[edit]

nīdus m (genitive nīdī); second declension

  1. nest
  2. dwelling for animals

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nīdus nīdī
genitive nīdī nīdōrum
dative nīdō nīdīs
accusative nīdum nīdōs
ablative nīdō nīdīs
vocative nīde nīdī

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