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cibus m (genitive cibī); second declension

  1. food, fodder
  2. nourishment, sustenance
  3. (metonymically) meal


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cibus cibī
Genitive cibī cibōrum
Dative cibō cibīs
Accusative cibum cibōs
Ablative cibō cibīs
Vocative cibe cibī

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Further readimg[edit]

  • cibus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • cibus in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • cibus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cibus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • to take food: cibum sumere, capere
    • to digest food: cibum concoquere, conficere
    • to be a great eater: multi cibi esse, edacem esse
    • to set food before a person: cibum apponere, ponere alicui
    • to take only enough food to support life: tantum cibi et potionis adhibere quantum satis est
    • delicacies: cibus delicatus
    • (ambiguous) to allay one's hunger, thirst: famem sitimque depellere cibo et potione
    • (ambiguous) to refresh oneself, minister to one's bodily wants: corpus curare (cibo, vino, somno)
    • (ambiguous) to abstain from all nourishment: cibo se abstinere