canicula

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See also: Canicula, canícula, and caniculă

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From canis (dog) +‎ -cula. The sense ‘dogfish, shark’ is probably a calque of Ancient Greek σκύλιον (skúlion).

Noun[edit]

canīcula f (genitive canīculae); first declension

  1. Diminutive of canis
  2. little dog
  3. dogfish, shark

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative canīcula canīculae
Genitive canīculae canīculārum
Dative canīculae canīculīs
Accusative canīculam canīculās
Ablative canīculā canīculīs
Vocative canīcula canīculae

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • canicula in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • canicula in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • canicula 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)
  • canicula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

canicula f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of caniculă