columbus

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Etymology[edit]

According to Lewis and Short, cognate with calvus, and Ancient Greek κόλυμβος (kólumbos, a diver); compare, in Slavic languages with Russian голубь (gólub’), голый (gólyj), Czech holub, holý.

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Noun[edit]

columbus m (genitive columbī); second declension (feminine columba)

  1. A male dove or cock-pigeon

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative columbus columbī
genitive columbī columbōrum
dative columbō columbīs
accusative columbum columbōs
ablative columbō columbīs
vocative columbe columbī

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References[edit]

  • columbus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • columbus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “columbus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • columbus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette