cinis

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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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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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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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cinis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cinis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

cinis

  1. accusative plural of cin