hircus

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Translingual[edit]

Crystal Clear filesystem trashcan full.png This entry has been nominated for deletion(+)
Please see that page for discussion and justifications. Feel free to edit this entry as normal, though do not remove the {{rfd}} until the debate has finished.

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Latin hircus (goat)

Noun[edit]

hircus

  1. Used attributively as a species epithet

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unknown origin. As with other Indo-European words for "goat", reliable Proto-Indo-European etymon cannot be formally reconstructed. Possibly related or derived from hirtus (hairy, shaggy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hircus m (genitive hircī); second declension

  1. a buck, male goat
  2. (by extension) the rank smell of the armpits
  3. (figuratively) a filthy person

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hircus hircī
Genitive hircī hircōrum
Dative hircō hircīs
Accusative hircum hircōs
Ablative hircō hircīs
Vocative hirce hircī

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]