carnivorus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

carō ‎(meat”, “flesh, stem: carn-) +‎ -vorus ‎(-eating”, “-devouring, suffix forming adjectives)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

carnivorus m ‎(feminine carnivora, neuter carnivorum); first/second declension

  1. (of animals) feeding on flesh, carnivorous, meat-eating
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Pliny the Elder to this entry?)

Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative carnivorus carnivora carnivorum carnivorī carnivorae carnivora
genitive carnivorī carnivorae carnivorī carnivorōrum carnivorārum carnivorōrum
dative carnivorō carnivorō carnivorīs
accusative carnivorum carnivoram carnivorum carnivorōs carnivorās carnivora
ablative carnivorō carnivorā carnivorō carnivorīs
vocative carnivore carnivora carnivorum carnivorī carnivorae carnivora

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References[edit]

  • carnĭvŏrus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.