caenum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain[1] – usually derived from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweyn- (to soil; mud; filth). According to Pokorny, cognate with inquinō, obscēnus, cūniō and whin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caenum n (genitive caenī); second declension

  1. dirt, filth, mud, mire

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative caenum caena
genitive caenī caenōrum
dative caenō caenīs
accusative caenum caena
ablative caenō caenīs
vocative caenum caena

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill