discipulus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dis- + Proto-Italic *kapelos (one who takes) corresponding to *dwiskapelos, from *kapiō (take) (whence capiō).[1] Sense influenced by the unrelated verb discō (learn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /disˈki.pu.lus/, [d̪ɪs̠ˈkɪ.pʊ.ɫ̪ʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /diʃˈʃi.pu.lus/, [d̪iʃˈʃiː.pu.lus]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

discipulus m (genitive discipulī); second declension

  1. student, pupil, disciple, schoolboy
  2. (military) cadet (student in a military school or state program)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative discipulus discipulī
Genitive discipulī discipulōrum
Dative discipulō discipulīs
Accusative discipulum discipulōs
Ablative discipulō discipulīs
Vocative discipule discipulī

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) , “discipulus”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 172