culex

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Etymology[edit]

Directly from Latin culex ‎(mosquito).

Noun[edit]

culex ‎(plural culices)

  1. Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, some of which carry disease

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱuH-ló-, see also Old Armenian սլաք ‎(slakʿ, roasting spit) and Irish cuil ‎(mosquito).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culex m ‎(genitive culicis); third declension

  1. gnat, midge
    • Erasmus, Adagia; 1.10.66
      Indus elephantus haud curat culicem.
      An Indian elephant does not worry about a gnat.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative culex culicēs
genitive culicis culicum
dative culicī culicibus
accusative culicem culicēs
ablative culice culicibus
vocative culex culicēs