coturnix

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin *quocturnix, imitative of the bird's cry, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷoḱt-. Compare English quail and Sanskrit चातक (cātaka, pied cuckoo).

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Noun[edit]

cōturnīx f (genitive cōturnīcis); third declension

  1. (zoology) quail
  2. "quail" (used as a term of endearment)

Inflection[edit]

  • The first syllable may also scan short as coturnīx instead of cōturnīx.

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōturnīx cōturnīcēs
genitive cōturnīcis cōturnīcum
dative cōturnīcī cōturnīcibus
accusative cōturnīcem cōturnīcēs
ablative cōturnīce cōturnīcibus
vocative cōturnīx cōturnīcēs

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