acus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp). Related to acuō (sharpen, whet) and aciēs (edge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acus f (genitive acūs); fourth declension

  1. a needle, a pin
  2. bodkin

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative acus acūs
genitive acūs acuum
dative acuī acibus
accusative acum acūs
ablative acū acibus
vocative acus acūs

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