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From Ancient Greek κύκνος (kúknos).



cycnus m (genitive cycnī); second declension

  1. A swan; a bird noted for its singing and sacred to Apollo.
    Synonym: olor
  2. (figuratively) A poet, especially one who sings.


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cycnus cycnī
Genitive cycnī cycnōrum
Dative cycnō cycnīs
Accusative cycnum cycnōs
Ablative cycnō cycnīs
Vocative cycne cycnī

Derived terms[edit]



  • cycnus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cycnus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cycnus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cycnus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • cycnus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cycnus”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray