pecu

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (cattle). Cognate with Sanskrit पशु (paśu), Lithuanian pekus and Proto-Germanic *fehu (whence also English fee).

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpekuː/

Noun[edit]

pecū n (genitive pecūs); fourth declension

  1. cattle
  2. domestic animals

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pecū pecua
genitive pecūs pecuum
dative pecū pecibus
accusative pecū pecua
ablative pecū pecibus
vocative pecū pecua

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 454