elephas

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Latin[edit]

elephās

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

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References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “elephas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • 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