cuprum

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kúpros, Cyprus), from the large reserves of the metal found on the island.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuprum n (genitive cuprī); second declension

  1. copper (the metal)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cuprum cupra
Genitive cuprī cuprōrum
Dative cuprō cuprīs
Accusative cuprum cupra
Ablative cuprō cuprīs
Vocative cuprum cupra

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Descendants[edit]

  • Vulgar Latin: *cūbru, *cūbrum
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