caupo

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Ancient Greek κᾰ́πηλος ‎(kápēlos), possibly from Pre-Greek, likely borrowed separately. A derivation of either from Proto-Indo-European *kʷreyh₂- ‎(to buy), whence ἐπρῐάμην ‎(epriámēn, suppletive Aorist of ὠνέομαι ‎(ōnéomai, to buy)), seems far-fetched. Beekes mentions Furnee offers Hittite ḫappar ‎(purchase, price) as a comparandum, in which case the IE derivation would be *h₃ep-, whence ops ‎(power) and Homeric Ancient Greek ἀφνειός ‎(aphneiós, rich, wealthy), although also speculative.

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Noun[edit]

caupō m ‎(genitive caupōnis); third declension

  1. Tradesman.
  2. Innkeeper, shopkeeper.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative caupō caupōnēs
genitive caupōnis caupōnum
dative caupōnī caupōnibus
accusative caupōnem caupōnēs
ablative caupōne caupōnibus
vocative caupō caupōnēs

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