lumbricus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to lumbus ‎(loins) with a similar suffix to formīca ‎(ant) or umbilīcus ‎(navel).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lumbrīcus m ‎(genitive lumbrīcī); second declension

  1. earthworm
  2. intestinal worm

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lumbrīcus lumbrīcī
genitive lumbrīcī lumbrīcōrum
dative lumbrīcō lumbrīcīs
accusative lumbrīcum lumbrīcōs
ablative lumbrīcō lumbrīcīs
vocative lumbrīce lumbrīcī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “lumbrīcus”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 351-352