mucro

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

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.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μύκρον (múkron, sharp point).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mucrō m (genitive mucrōnis); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mucrō mucrōnēs
genitive mucrōnis mucrōnum
dative mucrōnī mucrōnibus
accusative mucrōnem mucrōnēs
ablative mucrōne mucrōnibus
vocative mucrō mucrōnēs

Descendants[edit]

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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mucro”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mucro” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • mucro in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers