anculus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*kʷel-

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂mbʰi-kʷol-os, from *kʷel- (whence colō). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἀμφίπολος ‎(amphípolos).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anculus m ‎(genitive anculī); second declension

  1. (archaic) a manservant

Usage notes[edit]

This word fell into disuse, and was replaced by famulus and servus, but its feminine counterpart ancilla is well attested.

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative anculus anculī
genitive anculī anculōrum
dative anculō anculīs
accusative anculum anculōs
ablative anculō anculīs
vocative ancule anculī

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ancŭlus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill