fucus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

fucus ‎(plural fuci or fucuses)

  1. Any alga of the genus Fucus.

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.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fūcus fūcī
genitive fūcī fūcōrum
dative fūcō fūcīs
accusative fūcum fūcōs
ablative fūcō fūcīs
vocative fūce fūcī

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰī- ‎(bee), *bʰey-. Cognate with Ancient Greek σφήξ ‎(sphḗx, wasp).

Noun[edit]

fūcus m ‎(genitive fūcī); second declension

  1. male bee, drone

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fūcus fūcī
genitive fūcī fūcōrum
dative fūcō fūcīs
accusative fūcum fūcōs
ablative fūcō fūcīs
vocative fūce fūcī

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