lupus

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See also: Lupus and lúpus

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lupus (wolf).

Noun[edit]

lupus

  1. The specific name of the grey wolf, Canis lupus.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lupus (wolf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lupus (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Any of a number of autoimmune diseases, the most common of which is systemic lupus erythematosus.
    • 2015 January 21, Conan O'Brien, Conan Visits Taco Bell (Conan)[1], Team Coco, 00:05:15 from the start:
      You like the name quesalupa? That is a little like "case of lupus". I just keep thinking about that.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lupus.

Noun[edit]

lupus m (uncountable)

  1. lupus

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lupus m (invariable)

  1. (medicine) lupus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From an Osco-Umbrian language, from Proto-Italic *lukʷos, metathesis of Proto-Indo-European *wĺ̥kʷos. Osco-Umbrian regularly changes Proto-Indo-European */kʷ/ into /p/, which indicates that the word was borrowed rather than directly inherited from Proto-Italic.[1]

Cognates include Ancient Greek λύκος (lúkos), Sanskrit वृकः (vṛkaḥ), Old English wulf, and Russian волк (volk). Not a cognate of volpēs (fox)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lupus m (genitive lupī); second declension (feminine lupa)

  1. (zoology) wolf (C. lupus)
    Homo homini lupus est.
    Man is a wolf to man.
  2. (zoology) an animal which acts in the savage manner of a wolf, particularly:
    1. pike (Esocidae)
    2. wolffish (Anarhichadidae)
    3. an uncertain kind of spider
  3. (carpentry) a tool which is shaped like a wolf's tooth, particularly:
    1. a kind of bit
    2. a kind of handsaw
    3. a kind of hook used for hoisting objects
  4. (botany) hops (H. lupulus)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lupus lupī
genitive lupī lupōrum
dative lupō lupīs
accusative lupum lupōs
ablative lupō lupīs
vocative lupe lupī

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References[edit]

  • lupus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lupus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lupus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lupus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lupus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lupus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  1. ^ 2003, Indo-European Linguistics, Michael Meier-Brügger, Matthias Fritz, and Manfred Mayrhofe (p. 99).

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lupus.

Noun[edit]

lupus m (uncountable)

  1. lupus

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