elephas

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Latin[edit]

elephās

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (eléphas), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀁𐀩𐀞 (e-re-pa) from a compound of Berber *eḷu and either Egyptian ꜣbw,

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or Sanskrit इभ (íbha).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

elephās m (genitive elephantis); third declension

  1. elephant
  2. elephantiasis

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative elephās elephantēs
Genitive elephantis elephantum
Dative elephantī elephantibus
Accusative elephantem elephantēs
Ablative elephante elephantibus
Vocative elephās elephantēs

Descendants[edit]

Descendants derived from elephās, elephantus and elephāns all listed here.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • elephas in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • elephas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • elephas in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • elephas in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin