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From Proto-Italic *lukskos, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Compare with male lūminātus (short-sighted), from the same root.



luscus (feminine lusca, neuter luscum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. one-eyed
  2. with one eye shut (i.e. taking aim)
  3. half blind


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative luscus lusca luscum luscī luscae lusca
Genitive luscī luscae luscī luscōrum luscārum luscōrum
Dative luscō luscō luscīs
Accusative luscum luscam luscum luscōs luscās lusca
Ablative luscō luscā luscō luscīs
Vocative lusce lusca luscum luscī luscae lusca


  • Catalan: llosc
  • Galician: losco
  • Italian: losco
  • Old French: lois, lousche
  • Portuguese: lusco
  • Spanish: lusco


  • luscus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • luscus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • luscus 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)
  • luscus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • luscus”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray