sibilus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European root related to Welsh chwythu (play instrument, blow), Old Irish setim (I blow), Polish gwizdać (whistle), Old Church Slavonic свистати (svistati, whistle), Sanskrit क्ष्वेडति (kṣveḍati, whisper, hum, buzz), Old High German sweglon (flute) and Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌹𐌲𐌻𐍉𐌽 (swiglōn, play flute).[1]

Noun[edit]

sībilus m (genitive sībilī); second declension

  1. A hissing, whistling
  2. A contemptuous hissing.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sībilus sībilī
genitive sībilī sībilōrum
dative sībilō sībilīs
accusative sībilum sībilōs
ablative sībilō sībilīs
vocative sībile sībilī

References[edit]

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)
  1. ^ Gamkrelidze, Ivanov, Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans: A Reconstruction and Historical Analysis of a Proto-Language and Proto-Culture.