cornix

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-, imitative of harsh sounds (compare Middle Irish crú, Lithuanian šárka (magpie), Serbo-Croatian svrȁka (magpie), Ancient Greek κόραξ (kórax)), from *ḱer- (compare Latin crepō (I creak, crack), Sanskrit कृपते (kṛ́pate, he laments, implores)).

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Noun[edit]

cornīx f (genitive cornīcis); third declension

  1. crow

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cornīx cornīcēs
genitive cornīcis cornīcum
dative cornīcī cornīcibus
accusative cornīcem cornīcēs
ablative cornīce cornīcibus
vocative cornīx cornīcēs

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References[edit]

  • cornix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cornix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “cornix”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • cornix” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)