lanius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Latin lacnius, from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂k- (to tear, rend). Cognates include Latin lacer (torn, mangled), lacinia (edge, flap) and Ancient Greek λᾰκίζω (lakízō, to tear to pieces).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lanius m (genitive laniī or lanī); second declension

  1. butcher
    Synonyms: carnifex, laniātor, laniō, macellarius

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lanius laniī
Genitive laniī
lanī1
laniōrum
Dative laniō laniīs
Accusative lanium laniōs
Ablative laniō laniīs
Vocative lanī laniī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References[edit]

  • lanius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lanius”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lanius in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • lanius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette