culex

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English[edit]

A 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

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References[edit]

  • culex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • culex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • culex” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • culex in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers