fluctus

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fluctus ‎(plural fluctus)

  1. (astronomy, geology) An area covered by outflow from a volcano.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fluō ‎(flow) +‎ -tus ‎(action noun-forming suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fluctus m ‎(genitive fluctūs); fourth declension

  1. a wave, billow

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fluctus fluctūs
genitive fluctūs fluctuum
dative fluctuī fluctibus
accusative fluctum fluctūs
ablative fluctū fluctibus
vocative fluctus fluctūs

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References[edit]

  • fluctus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • fluctus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • tossed hither and thither by the waves: fluctibus iactari
    • to be engulfed: fluctibus (undis) obrui,submergi
    • to enter the whirlpool of political strife: se civilibus fluctibus committere