cucumis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κυκυος(kukuos), perhaps ultimately a wanderwort from a pre-Italic Mediterranean substrate language, such as Hebrew קישוא(squash). If Indo-European, perhaps related to Hindi ककड़ी(kakaṛī) through *kʷArkʷAt-

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cucumis m ‎(genitive cucumeris); third declension

  1. cucumber
Declension[edit]

The declension of this noun is varied. When declined like a parisyllabic i-stem, the accusative singular may be cucumem and the ablative singular may be cucumī.

Third declension.
Case Singular Plural
nominative cucumis cucumerēs
genitive cucumeris cucumerum
dative cucumerī cucumeribus
accusative cucumerem cucumerēs
ablative cucumere cucumeribus
vocative cucumis cucumerēs
Third declension i-stem.
Case Singular Plural
nominative cucumis cucumēs
genitive cucumis cucumium
dative cucumī cucumibus
accusative cucumem cucumēs
ablative cucume cucumibus
vocative cucumis cucumēs
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of cucuma(kettle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cucumīs

  1. dative plural of cucuma
  2. ablative plural of cucuma

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