fucus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūcus, from Ancient Greek φῦκος (phûkos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fucus (plural fuci or fucuses)

  1. Any alga of the genus Fucus.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fucus m (plural fucus)

  1. fucus
  2. kelp

Synonyms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Ancient Greek φῦκος (phûkos, seaweed, orchil).

Noun[edit]

fūcus m (genitive fūcī); second declension

  1. orchil, seaweed
  2. (as cosmetic) rouge
  3. (for woolen goods) red dye
  4. pretence, disguise, sham
  5. (poetic) bee glue, propolis
    • Vergil, Georgics, 4.37-41 :
      ...neque illae/nequiquam in tectis certatim tenuia cera/spiramenta linunt fucoque et floribus oras/explent collectumque haec ipsa ad munera gluten/et visco et Phrygiae servant pice lentius Idae.
      ...nor for them/for naught the roofs' moilingly with thin wax/the spiracles do they line with rouge and dust by flowers' mouths'/expelled, garnered for the office of cement/than bird-lime which holds more still, or than the pitch from Phrygian Ida's pines.
Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fūcus fūcī
genitive fūcī fūcōrum
dative fūcō fūcīs
accusative fūcum fūcōs
ablative fūcō fūcīs
vocative fūce fūcī
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰoi-ko-, from *bʰei-.[1] Cognate with Old Irish bech, English bee, and possibly Ancient Greek σφήξ (sphḗx, wasp).

Noun[edit]

fūcus m (genitive fūcī); second declension

  1. male bee, drone
Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fūcus fūcī
genitive fūcī fūcōrum
dative fūcō fūcīs
accusative fūcum fūcōs
ablative fūcō fūcīs
vocative fūce fūcī
Synonyms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 245–6.

References[edit]

  • fucus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fucus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fucus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fucus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • fucus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fucus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin