aculeus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aculeus.

Noun[edit]

aculeus (plural aculei)

  1. (botany) A prickle growing on the bark, as in some brambles and roses.
  2. A sting.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from ac(us) (needle) +‎ -uleus (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aculeus m (genitive aculeī); second declension

  1. sting, spine, thorn

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative aculeus aculeī
genitive aculeī aculeōrum
dative aculeō aculeīs
accusative aculeum aculeōs
ablative aculeō aculeīs
vocative aculee aculeī

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