cuculus

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Latin[edit]

cucūlus (a cuckoo)

Etymology[edit]

Echoic of the male bird's mating cry, similar to English cuckoo, Greek κόκκῡξ ‎(kókkῡx), Middle Irish cuach

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cucūlus m ‎(genitive cucūlī); second declension

  1. cuckoo (bird)
  2. a term of reproach (specifically a cuckold)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cucūlus cucūlī
genitive cucūlī cucūlōrum
dative cucūlō cucūlīs
accusative cucūlum cucūlōs
ablative cucūlō cucūlīs
vocative cucūle cucūlī

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