scolopendra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scolopendra, from Ancient Greek σκολόπενδρα (skolópendra).

Noun[edit]

scolopendra (plural scolopendras)

  1. (obsolete) A mythical sea-creature, reputed to be able to disgorge its bowels to dislodge any fishing-hook.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.xii:
      Spring-headed Hydraes, and sea-shouldring Whales, / Great whirlpooles, which all fishes make to flee, / Bright Scolopendraes, arm'd with siluer scales, / Mighty Monoceroses, with immeasured tayles.
  2. A centipede or millipede.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σκολόπενδρα (skolópendra).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scolopendra f (genitive scolopendrae); first declension

  1. A kind of centipede.
  2. A kind of sea-fish.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scolopendra scolopendrae
genitive scolopendrae scolopendrārum
dative scolopendrae scolopendrīs
accusative scolopendram scolopendrās
ablative scolopendrā scolopendrīs
vocative scolopendra scolopendrae

Descendants[edit]