lacus

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See also: lāčus

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool). Cognate with Ancient Greek λάκκος (lákkos, cistern, tank, pit) and Old English lagu (sea, ocean, flood). More at lay.

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Noun[edit]

lacus m (genitive lacūs); fourth declension

  1. a lake, pond, basin; reservoir
  2. a tank, tub, vat, sink

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension, dative/ablative plural in -ubus.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lacus lacūs
genitive lacūs lacuum
dative lacuī lacubus
accusative lacum lacūs
ablative lacū lacubus
vocative lacus lacūs

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References[edit]

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