chamaeleon

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

chamaeleon (plural chamaeleons)

  1. Alternative spelling of chameleon

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων (khamailéōn), from χαμαί (khamaí, on the earth, on the ground) + λέων (léōn, lion); ultimately a calque from Akkadian 𒌨𒈤𒊭𒆠 (nēšu ša qaqqari, chameleon, reptile, literally lion of the ground", "predator that crawls upon the ground).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chamaeleon m (genitive chamaeleōnis); third declension

  1. chameleon (a kind of lizard)
  2. (sometimes feminine) carline thistle

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative chamaeleon chamaeleōnēs
Genitive chamaeleōnis chamaeleōnum
Dative chamaeleōnī chamaeleōnibus
Accusative chamaeleōnem chamaeleōnēs
Ablative chamaeleōne chamaeleōnibus
Vocative chamaeleon chamaeleōnēs

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative chamaeleon chamaeleōntēs
Genitive chamaeleōntis chamaeleōntum
Dative chamaeleōntī chamaeleōntibus
Accusative chamaeleōntem chamaeleōntēs
Ablative chamaeleōnte chamaeleōntibus
Vocative chamaeleon chamaeleōntēs

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