lepus

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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]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈle.pus/, [ˈɫɛ.pʊs]
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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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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.