uncinus

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English[edit]

Cirrus uncinus cloud formations.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin uncīnus (hook).

Noun[edit]

uncinus (plural uncini)

  1. (meteorology) A cloud species which consists of fine hair-like strands, with hooked terminations. Associated only with cirrus formations.
  2. (paleontology) The curved tip of the hooks associated with belemnite tentacles.

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Latin[edit]

duō uncīnī (two hooks)

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of uncus.

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Noun[edit]

uncīnus m (genitive uncīnī); second declension

  1. hook, barb

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative uncīnus uncīnī
genitive uncīnī uncīnōrum
dative uncīnō uncīnīs
accusative uncīnum uncīnōs
ablative uncīnō uncīnīs
vocative uncīne uncīnī

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