apis

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See also: APIs, Apis, and apɨš

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

apis

  1. plural of api

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

apis

  1. prison

Declension[edit]

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Latin[edit]

apis (a bee)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.[1] Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *a(m)p-i- (stinging insect; bee), related to German Imme (bee; swarm of bees), Old English imbe. Phonetically impossible is any connection with Proto-Indo-European *bʰey- which gave instead fūcus ‘drone’. Another hypothesis suggests an Oscan-Umbrian loan from an original *akuis (sharp, stinging) (e.g. Latin aqui- (sharp) in aquifolius, aquilinus); the Osco-Umbrian reflex of Proto-Indo-European labiovelar */kʷ/ that gives Latin <qu> is regularly /p/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

apis f (genitive apis); third declension

  1. A bee.
    • 2 CE, Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.95:
      aut ut apēs saltusque suos et olentia nactae / pascua per flōrēs et thyma summa volant
      or as the bees, when they have found plants to plunder of their honey, hover hither and thither among the thyme and the flowers

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative apis apēs
Genitive apis apum
apium
Dative apī apibus
Accusative apem apēs
apīs
Ablative ape apibus
Vocative apis apēs

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dalmatian:
    • Dalmatian: juopa, juo
  • Italo-Romance:
  • Padanian:
  • Northern Gallo-Romance:
    • Franco-Provençal:
      Fribourgeois: âp
      Lyonnais: âve
      Neuchâtelois: àp
    • Old French: ef
      • Picard: é
  • Southern Gallo-Romance:
    • Occitan: aps (Gascon)
  • Insular Romance:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 47.
  • apis”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • apis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • apis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • apis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • apis”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • apis”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • apis”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • apis”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

apis

  1. plural of api