pediculus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pediculus (plural pediculi)

  1. A louse (of the family Pediculidae)



Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Diminutive from pēs (foot) +‎ -culus.

Noun[edit]

pedīculus m (genitive pedīculī); second declension

  1. A little foot.
  2. (botany) A footstalk or pedicel of a fruit or leaf.
Usage notes[edit]

Please note that there is a disagreement over whether or not there is a macron on the second syllable (pediculus for pedīculus).

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pedīculus pedīculī
genitive pedīculī pedīculōrum
dative pedīculō pedīculīs
accusative pedīculum pedīculōs
ablative pedīculō pedīculīs
vocative pedīcule pedīculī

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Etymology 2[edit]

Diminutive of pēdis (louse).

Noun[edit]

pēdīculus m (genitive pēdīculī); second declension

  1. A louse; sea louse.

Usage notes[edit]

Please note that there is a disagreement over whether or not there is a macron on the second syllable (pēdiculus for pēdīculus).

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pēdīculus pēdīculī
genitive pēdīculī pēdīculōrum
dative pēdīculō pēdīculīs
accusative pēdīculum pēdīculōs
ablative pēdīculō pēdīculīs
vocative pēdīcule pēdīculī

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