cinis

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See also: -cinis

Latin[edit]

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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 or 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 favīlla is used for glowing, light ashes.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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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References[edit]

  • cinis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cinis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cinis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cinis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinis

  1. accusative plural of cin