Proteus

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Translingual[edit]

Proteus anguinus (olm)
Proteus mirabilis (bacteria)

Etymology[edit]

After Ancient Greek Πρωτεύς (Prōteús, a god who could change his shape at will).

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Proteus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Proteidae – the single amphibian species Proteus anguinus (the olm).
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae – several bacteria responsible for human urinary tract infections.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Πρωτεύς (Prōteús).

Pronunciation[edit]

compare to Zeus, Odysseus, Morpheus, Orpheus, Prometheus

Proper noun[edit]

Proteus

  1. (Greek mythology) A sea god who could change his shape at will.
  2. (astronomy) The sixth satellite of the planet Neptune

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Πρωτεύς (Prōteús).

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Prōteus m sg (variously declined, genitive Prōteos or Prōteī); third declension, second declension

  1. Proteus, a sea god in the service of Poseidon

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, normal variant) or second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Prōteus
Genitive Prōteos
Prōteī
Dative Prōteō
Accusative Prōtea
Prōteum
Ablative Prōteō
Vocative Prōteu

References[edit]

  • Proteus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Prōteūs (diss.) in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1265
  • Prōte͡us in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges, Heinrich (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, volume 2, 8th edition, Hahnsche Buchhandlung