pecus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- (livestock, domestic animals). Cognates include Sanskrit पशु (páśu, cattle), Old Armenian ասր (asr, fleece), Old Saxon fehu, Old English feoh, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌿 (faihu), Old Norse , Swedish and Lithuanian pēkus (cattle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pecus f (genitive pecudis); third declension

  1. sheep
  2. cattle

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pecus pecudēs
genitive pecudis pecudum
dative pecudī pecudibus
accusative pecudem pecudēs
ablative pecude pecudibus
vocative pecus pecudēs

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

pecus n (genitive pecoris); third declension

  1. cattle (collectively)
  2. herd

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pecus pecora
genitive pecoris pecorum
dative pecorī pecoribus
accusative pecus pecora
ablative pecore pecoribus
vocative pecus pecora

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • pecus1 in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • pecus2 in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • pecus3 in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879