lutra

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lutra ‎(accusative singular lutran, plural lutraj, accusative plural lutrajn)

  1. lutrine

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Latin[edit]

lūtra (an otter)

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *udréh₂, the feminine form of *udrós, from the root *wed-. The source of the initial l- is unclear. It may have arisen by connection with lavō ‎(wash), lupus ‎(wolf) (interpreting otters as "water wolves") or lūdō ‎(play) (referring to the playfulness of otters).

Cognate with Ancient Greek ὕδρα ‎(húdra), Sanskrit उद्र ‎(udra), Lithuanian ūdra, English otter, Russian выдра ‎(vydra).

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Noun[edit]

lutra f ‎(genitive lutrae); first declension

  1. an otter

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative lutra lutrae
genitive lutrae lutrārum
dative lutrae lutrīs
accusative lutram lutrās
ablative lutrā lutrīs
vocative lutra lutrae

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References[edit]

  • lūtra” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.