cauda

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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin cōda, from Latin cauda.

Noun[edit]

cauda f

  1. tail

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *kaudā (tail), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂u-d-eh₂, from *keh₂w-. Compare Lithuanian kuodas (tuft).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cauda f (genitive caudae); first declension

  1. A tail (of an animal)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cauda caudae
genitive caudae caudārum
dative caudae caudīs
accusative caudam caudās
ablative caudā caudīs
vocative cauda caudae

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Descendants[edit]

Mostly from the form cōda

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • cauda in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cauda in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cauda”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cauda” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  1. ^ Study of Language, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1994

Portuguese[edit]

cauda

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, borrowed from Latin cauda. See also cola, inherited from the same origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cauda f (plural caudas)

  1. tail (posterior appendage or feathers of some animals)
  2. tail; tail end (posterior part or appendage of an object)
    1. (clothing) the part of a dress that is dragged on the floor
    2. (aviation) tail; empennage (rear structure of an aircraft)
    3. (astronomy) tail (stream of dust as gases blown from a comet)
    4. (typography, informal) tail; descender (stroke below the baseline of a letter)
  3. (figuratively) consequences

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