basiliscus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek βασιλίσκος (basilískos, royal, imperial), from βασιλεύς (basileús, king).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

basiliscus m (genitive basiliscī); second declension

  1. a basilisk or cockatrice

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative basiliscus basiliscī
genitive basiliscī basiliscōrum
dative basiliscō basiliscīs
accusative basiliscum basiliscōs
ablative basiliscō basiliscīs
vocative basilisce basiliscī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • basiliscus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “basiliscus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • basiliscus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • basiliscus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • basiliscus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray