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.

Translations[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acus (needle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aculeus m (genitive aculeī); second declension

  1. sting, spine, thorn

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ăcūlĕus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • ăcŭlĕus” on page 26/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • aculeus” on page 31/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)