columba

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Columba

Latin[edit]

columba (a dove)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόλυμβος (kólumbos, a diver), from κολυμβάω (kolumbáō, dive, plunge headlong, swim). (Aristophanes [Birds, 304] and others use the word κολυμβίς (kolumbís, diver, sea-bird))

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

columba f (genitive columbae); first declension (masculine columbus)

  1. dove, pigeon (sacred bird of Venus)
  2. a term of endearment

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative columba columbae
genitive columbae columbārum
dative columbae columbīs
accusative columbam columbās
ablative columbā columbīs
vocative columba columbae

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • columba in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • columba in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “columba”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • columba” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • columba in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin columba.

Noun[edit]

columba f (plural columbas)

  1. dove, pigeon