monticola

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mōns (mountain) + -i- + colō (to inhabit) + -a (suffix forming agent nouns).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

monticola m, f (genitive monticolae); first declension

  1. mountain dweller, mountaineer
    • 8, Ovid, Metamorphoses, Lib. I, lines 192–195, London: Davidson, et al, published 1797, page 17:
      Sunt mihi Semidei, sunt rustica numina Fauni,/ Et Nymphae, Satyrique, et monticolae Silvani:/ Quos quoniam coeli nondum dignamur honore,/ Quas dedimus, certe terras habitare sinamus.
      There are demi-gods and Nymphs, a race of rural deities, Fauns, Satyrs and Sylvians, inhabitants of the mountains, who, though not yet worthy to be received into the heavenly mansions, deserve at least an undisturbed possession of the earth, which we have assigned them.

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative monticola monticolae
genitive monticolae monticolārum
dative monticolae monticolīs
accusative monticolam monticolās
ablative monticolā monticolīs
vocative monticola monticolae

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