vulpes

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Latin[edit]

vulpēs (a fox)

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier volpēs, from Proto-Italic *wolpi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wl(o)p ~ *h₂ulp ‘(red) fox’ (compare Breton louarn, Lithuanian lãpė, Greek αλεπού (alepoú), Persian روباه (rubâh)).

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Noun[edit]

vulpēs f (genitive vulpis); third declension

  1. a fox
  2. (figuratively) craftiness, cunning
  3. a kind of shark

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vulpēs vulpēs
genitive vulpis vulpium
dative vulpī vulpibus
accusative vulpem vulpēs
vulpīs
ablative vulpe vulpibus
vocative vulpēs vulpēs

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