manatus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Irregular for manuātus (furnished with hands), from manus (hand) +‎ -ātus (-ed), in reference to the manatee’s fins, which somewhat resemble hands.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manātus m (genitive manātī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) sea cow; dugong or manatee
    • 1705, R. P. Geo. Jos. Camelli ad D. Jacobum Petiver, "De Piscibus Moluscis & Crustaceis Philippensibus", Philosophical Transactions, No. 302, page "2069"
      Duyong Indorum, Peje mulier Hyſpanorum, Haybe Sinarum, eſt Manatus Cluſii, & aliorum.

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative manātus manātī
genitive manātī manātōrum
dative manātō manātīs
accusative manātum manātōs
ablative manātō manātīs
vocative manāte manātī

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “manatus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre