canis

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Latin[edit]

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canis (a dog)

Etymology[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 (acc. *ḱwónm̥, gen. *ḱunés). Cognates include Ancient Greek κύων ‎(kúōn), Sanskrit श्वन् ‎(śván), Old English hund (whence English hound), Old Church Slavonic сѫка ‎(sǫka, she-dog), Lithuanian šuõ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

canis m, f ‎(genitive canis); third declension

  1. a dog (animal)
  2. a dog (foul person)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative canis canēs
genitive canis canum
dative canī canibus
accusative canem canēs
ablative cane canibus
vocative canis canēs

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

canīs

  1. dative masculine plural of canus
  2. dative feminine plural of canus
  3. dative neuter plural of canus
  4. ablative masculine plural of canus
  5. ablative feminine plural of canus
  6. ablative neuter plural of canus

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, p. 87.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

canis m pl

  1. plural of canil