scarabaeus

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Latin

Noun[edit]

scarabaeus (plural scarabaeuses)

  1. A scarab.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάραβος (kárabos, beetle, crayfish), a foreign word, probably Macedonian (the suffix -bos is not Greek).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scarabaeus m (genitive scarabaeī); second declension

  1. A scarab, black dung beetle, revered in Ancient Egypt.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scarabaeus scarabaeī
genitive scarabaeī scarabaeōrum
dative scarabaeō scarabaeīs
accusative scarabaeum scarabaeōs
ablative scarabaeō scarabaeīs
vocative scarabaee scarabaeī

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