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From Old Latin *lecinos, from Proto-Indo-European *lewg- (to bend).[1][2][3] See also Sanskrit रुग्ण (rugṇá, bent, broken), Ancient Greek λύγος (lúgos) and λοξός (loxós, slanting, crosswise), Lithuanian lugnas, and Old Norse lykna.



licinus (feminine licina, neuter licinum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. bent or turned upward


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative licinus licina licinum licinī licinae licina
Genitive licinī licinae licinī licinōrum licinārum licinōrum
Dative licinō licinō licinīs
Accusative licinum licinam licinum licinōs licinās licina
Ablative licinō licinā licinō licinīs
Vocative licine licina licinum licinī licinae licina

Derived terms[edit]


  • licinus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • licinus 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)
  • licinus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • licinus”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • licinus”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) “844-45”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 3, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 844-45
  2. ^ L. Bouke van der Meer (2007): Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis, p. 91
  3. ^ Vocative!: Addressing between System and Performance, p. 54