monedula

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Said to mean "money-eating," from monēta (money) + -ula, connected to the greed of Arne of Thrace[1], but this has been dismissed as folk etymology.[2]

The variant monerula is used by Plautus, displaying an Umbrian sound influence.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

monēdula f (genitive monēdulae); first declension

  1. jackdaw (daw)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative monēdula monēdulae
Genitive monēdulae monēdulārum
Dative monēdulae monēdulīs
Accusative monēdulam monēdulās
Ablative monēdulā monēdulīs
Vocative monēdula monēdulae

References[edit]

  • monedula”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • monedula”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • monedula in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reedman, Ray (2016): Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks: The How and Why of Bird Names
  2. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q., editors (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London, Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
  3. ^ Dodd, Mead (1915): New International Encyclopedia, Volume 12