Lupercus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a compound of lupus ‎(wolf) +‎ arceō ‎(I ward off), so named because of the god’s role as protector of flocks from wolves.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lupercus m ‎(genitive Lupercī); second declension

  1. a Roman god who protected flocks, in some sources identified with Faunus in the aspect of Innus, and by extension as the equivalent of the Greek Πὰν Λυκαῖος ‎(Pàn Lukaîos, Lycaean Pan)

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Lupercus
genitive Lupercī
dative Lupercō
accusative Lupercum
ablative Lupercō
vocative Luperce

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lupercus m ‎(genitive Lupercī); second declension

  1. a priest of the god Lupercus

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Lupercus Lupercī
genitive Lupercī Lupercōrum
dative Lupercō Lupercīs
accusative Lupercum Lupercōs
ablative Lupercō Lupercīs
vocative Luperce Lupercī

References[edit]

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