lepus

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Latin[edit]

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lepus (a hare)

Etymology[edit]

Unknown; not an Indo-European word. Perhaps of Iberian or Celtiberian substrate origin and related to Massaliot λεβηρίς (lebērís).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lepus m (genitive leporis); third declension

  1. a hare
    Sextus videt leporem.Sextus sees the hare.
  2. a poisonous sea fish colored like the hare
  3. (astronomy) the constellation Lepus
    • Hyginus, De Astronomia
      Leporis autem hanc historiam memoriae prodiderunt.
      The following story of the hare has been recorded.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lepus leporēs
genitive leporis leporum
dative leporī leporibus
accusative leporem leporēs
ablative lepore leporibus
vocative lepus leporēs

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References[edit]

  • lepus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lepus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lepus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lepus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Lithuanian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lepùs m (feminine lepì, stress pattern 4)

  1. fastidious, spoilt
    Jis lepus ir visada galvoja tik apie save
    He is so fastidious and always thinking only about himself.