cinis

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See also: -cinis

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ken- (dust, ashes). Akin to Ancient Greek κόνις (kónis, dust, ash), Sanskrit कण (kaṇa, particle, small grain of dust or rice).

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Noun[edit]

cinis m, f (genitive cineris); third declension

  1. cold ashes
  2. (figuratively) ruins of a burned city

Usage notes[edit]

The word cinis is used for cold, heavy ashes, while favilla is used for glowing, light ashes.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cinis cinerēs
Genitive cineris cinerum
Dative cinerī cineribus
Accusative cinerem cinerēs
Ablative cinere cineribus
Vocative cinis cinerēs

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Noun[edit]

cinis

  1. accusative plural of cin