canis

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See also: canís and Canis

Latin[edit]

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canis (a dog)

Etymology 1[edit]

Older canēs, remodelled with generalization of the accusative form's vowel, from Proto-Italic *kō (acc. *kwanem, gen. *kunos),[1] from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

canis m or f (genitive canis); third declension

  1. a dog (animal)
  2. a dog (foul person)
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative canis canēs
Genitive canis canum
Dative canī canibus
Accusative canem canēs
Ablative cane canibus
Vocative canis canēs

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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cānīs

  1. dative/ablative masculine/feminine/neuter plural of cānus

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

canis

  1. second-person singular present active indicative of canō

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, page 87

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

canis m

  1. plural of canil

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

canis

  1. plural of cani