canus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *kaznos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱas- (compare Welsh cannu (to whiten), ceinach (hare), English hare, Latin cascus (old), Ancient Greek ξανθός (xanthós, yellow), Old Prussian sasnis (hare), Pashto سوی(soe, hare), Sanskrit शश (śaśa, hare)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cānus (feminine cāna, neuter cānum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. white
  2. hoary
  3. (of water) frothy
  4. (of hair) gray

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative cānus cāna cānum cānī cānae cāna
Genitive cānī cānae cānī cānōrum cānārum cānōrum
Dative cānō cānō cānīs
Accusative cānum cānam cānum cānōs cānās cāna
Ablative cānō cānā cānō cānīs
Vocative cāne cāna cānum cānī cānae cāna

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Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: canu
  • Italian: cano
  • Old Portuguese: cão
  • Spanish: cano

See also[edit]

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     candidus, albus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cineraceus, plumbeusgrīseus      āter, niger, piceus
             pūniceusmurrinus, rūfus, ruber, russus, rubrīcus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, auranteus, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx              gilvus, helvus, fulvus, flāvus, croceus, pallidus, lūteus, blondinus
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cyaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus, blavus              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpūreus, roseus, rosāceus

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