cincinnus

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English[edit]

A cincinnus viewed from above (left) and laterally (right)

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cincinnus (a lock of hair)

Noun[edit]

cincinnus (plural cincinni)

  1. (botany), a type of monochasium on which the successive axes arise alternately in respect to the preceding one; a scorpioid cyme.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κῐ́κῐννος (kíkinnos), from Proto-Indo-European *kenk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cincinnus m (genitive cincinnī); second declension

  1. a curled lock of hair

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cincinnus cincinnī
genitive cincinnī cincinnōrum
dative cincinnō cincinnīs
accusative cincinnum cincinnōs
ablative cincinnō cincinnīs
vocative cincinne cincinnī

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References[edit]

  • cincinnus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cincinnus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cincinnus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cincinnus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • cincinnus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers