capillus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently some diminutive form from the root of caput (head). Maybe cognate with Persian کوپله(kūple, hair of head) or Persian کوبله(kōbale)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

capillus m (genitive capillī); second declension

  1. a hair (singularly - a single hair)
  2. hair (plurally)
  3. a head of hair: locks, tresses

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative capillus capillī
Genitive capillī capillōrum
Dative capillō capillīs
Accusative capillum capillōs
Ablative capillō capillīs
Vocative capille capillī

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References[edit]

  • capillus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • capillus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • capillus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  1. ^ [1], کوبله Dehkoda Dictionary.