scorpio

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Latin[edit]

scorpius (a scorpion)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σκορπίος (skorpios).

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Noun[edit]

scorpiō m (genitive scorpiōnis); third declension

  1. a scorpion
  2. a kind of prickly sea-fish, possibly the scorpionfish or sculpin
  3. a kind of prickly plant
  4. (military) scorpion, a small catapult

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scorpiō scorpiōnēs
genitive scorpiōnis scorpiōnum
dative scorpiōnī scorpiōnibus
accusative scorpiōnem scorpiōnēs
ablative scorpiōne scorpiōnibus
vocative scorpiō scorpiōnēs

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References[edit]

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