porcus

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porcus fēmina et porculus (a female pig and piglet)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos (young swine, young pig). Cognate with Old English fearh (young pig, hog). More at farrow. Compare also Ancient Greek πόρκος (porkos).

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porcus m (genitive porcī); second declension

  1. a pig, hog, swine
  2. (pejorative) glutton, pig
  3. (military) a wedge-shaped battle formation

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative porcus porcī
genitive porcī porcōrum
dative porcō porcīs
accusative porcum porcōs
ablative porcō porcīs
vocative porce porcī

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