mucro

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mucro. From 17th century.

Noun[edit]

mucro (plural mucros or mucrones)

  1. (botany, zoology) A pointed end, often sharp, abruptly terminating an organ, such as a projection at the tip of a leaf; the posterior tip of a cuttlebone; or the distal part of the furcula in Collembola.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps individualizing n-stem derivative of a lost adjective *mūkro- (pointed, sharp), from a Proto-Italic *meuk-ro-, *mouk-ro-, derivative of a Proto-Indo-European root *h₂mewḱ-, also seen in Ancient Greek ἀμύσσω (amússō, I tear, rip), ἀμυκάλαι (amukálai, arrowtips), and perhaps also in Lithuanian mùšti (strike).

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Noun[edit]

mūcrō m (genitive mūcrōnis); third declension

  1. A sharp point, especially the point of a sword.
  2. (figurative) A sword.
  3. A sharp edge.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mūcrō mūcrōnēs
Genitive mūcrōnis mūcrōnum
Dative mūcrōnī mūcrōnibus
Accusative mūcrōnem mūcrōnēs
Ablative mūcrōne mūcrōnibus
Vocative mūcrō mūcrōnēs

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: mugró
  • English: mucro
  • Portuguese: mucrão

References[edit]

  • mucro”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mucro”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • mucro 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)
  • mucro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • mucro”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers