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)

Declension[edit]

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

Third-declension noun.

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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