fringilla

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Latin[edit]

fringilla (a chaffinch, but see entry)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰereg- (to make a noise, growl, bark) (with the diminutive suffix -illa), from *bʰer- (to drone, hum, buzz). Cognate with English bark, Latin frigūtiō (I chirp), Lithuanian burgė́ti (to growl, grumble, grouch, quarrel) and Serbo-Croatian brgljati (to murmur)[1].

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Noun[edit]

fringilla f (genitive fringillae); first declension

  1. (Classical Latin) a small bird, possibly the robin or the chaffinch
  2. (New Latin) finch

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fringilla fringillae
Genitive fringillae fringillārum
Dative fringillae fringillīs
Accusative fringillam fringillās
Ablative fringillā fringillīs
Vocative fringilla fringillae

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Descendants[edit]

  • Translingual: Fringilla
  • Italian: fringuello

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius, “bhereg-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, 1959, pages 138-139
  • fringilla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • fringilla in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934