baccalaureus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of baccalārius, influenced (by folk etymology) by Latin bacca ("berry") and laurea ("laurel") due to the fact that graduates wore laurel crowns filled with berries in order to represent the fruit of their study, Perhaps of Celtic origin, from Gaulish *bakalakos, itself borrowed from Latin baculum (stick).[1]

Noun[edit]

baccalaureus m (genitive baccalaureī); second declension

  1. bachelor

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative baccalaureus baccalaureī
Genitive baccalaureī baccalaureōrum
Dative baccalaureō baccalaureīs
Accusative baccalaureum baccalaureōs
Ablative baccalaureō baccalaureīs
Vocative baccalauree baccalaureī

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN, p. 201