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 ‎(kóraks), 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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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.

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Second declension.

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

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