corvus

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Latin[edit]

corvus (a raven)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂wós, imitative of harsh sounds (compare Middle Irish crú, Lithuanian šárka (magpie), Serbo-Croatian svrȁka (magpie), Ancient Greek κόραξ (kórax), Old English hræfn), from *ḱer- (compare Latin crepō (I creak, crack), Sanskrit कृपते (kṛ́pate, he laments, implores)) + *-wós (whence Latin -vus).

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Noun[edit]

corvus m (genitive corvī); second declension

  1. A raven; a bird associated with prophecy and sacred to Apollo.
  2. (nautical) A gangplank, used in Roman naval combat for boarding enemy ships.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative corvus corvī
genitive corvī corvōrum
dative corvō corvīs
accusative corvum corvōs
ablative corvō corvīs
vocative corve corvī

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References[edit]

  • corvus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • corvus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • corvus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • corvus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • corvus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • corvus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin