catulus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historically regarded as a diminutive of canis (dog) or maybe from Proto-Indo-European *kat- (cub)[1]. Cognates include Old Irish cadla and Old Norse haðna.

Noun[edit]

catulus m (genitive catulī); second declension

  1. whelp
  2. young dog, puppy

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative catulus catulī
genitive catulī catulōrum
dative catulō catulīs
accusative catulum catulōs
ablative catulō catulīs
vocative catule catulī

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: cátulo (learned loan)

References[edit]

  • catulus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • catulus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “catulus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • catulus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • catulus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • catulus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “catulus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume I, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 183