cunnus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Various theories include:

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cunnus m (genitive cunnī); second declension

  1. (vulgar) cunt, cunny (obscene word for the vulva)
  2. (vulgar, per synecdoche) a woman
    • 40/41 CE, Horatius, Sermones, I, 3, 107:
      nam fuit ante Helenam cunnus taeterrima bellī
      causa, sed ignōtīs periērunt mortibus illī,
      quōs venerem incertam rapientīs mōre ferārum
      vīribus ēditior caedēbat ut in grege taurus.
      For before Helen's time there existed (many) a woman who was the dismal cause of war: but those fell by unknown deaths, whom pursuing uncertain venery, as the bull in the herd, the strongest slew.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cunnus cunnī
Genitive cunnī cunnōrum
Dative cunnō cunnīs
Accusative cunnum cunnōs
Ablative cunnō cunnīs
Vocative cunne cunnī

Descendants[edit]

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References[edit]

  • cunnus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cunnus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers