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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “catulus”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume I, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 183