clericus

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek κληρικός(klērikós, (adj. in church jargon) of the clergy), from κλῆρος(klêros, the clergy, what is allotted, a lot, inheritance, originally a shard used in casting lots).

Noun[edit]

clēricus m ‎(genitive clēricī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) a priest, clergyman, cleric
  2. (Late Latin) a learned man, clerk

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative clēricus clēricī
genitive clēricī clēricōrum
dative clēricō clēricīs
accusative clēricum clēricōs
ablative clēricō clēricīs
vocative clērice clēricī

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