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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éngʷʰis (snake). Cognates include Old Prussian angis, Old Armenian աւձ (awj), Old High German unc, unko (snake), and Old East Slavic ужь (užĭ).



anguis m (genitive anguis); third declension

  1. snake, serpent, dragon
  2. genitive singular of anguis
  3. vocative singular of anguis


Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative anguis anguēs
genitive anguis anguium
dative anguī anguibus
accusative anguem anguēs
ablative angue anguibus
vocative anguis anguēs


Related terms[edit]


  • anguis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • anguis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “anguis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • anguis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • anguis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • anguis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin