nasus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nasus (spout, nozzle)

Noun[edit]

nasus

  1. (zoology) A horn-like snout on certain termites, capable of producing noxious secretions.

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Latin[edit]

nāsus (nose)

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂s-.

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Noun[edit]

nāsus m (genitive nāsī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) nose
  2. sense of smell
  3. (by extension) spout, nozzle

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nāsus nāsī
Genitive nāsī nāsōrum
Dative nāsō nāsīs
Accusative nāsum nāsōs
Ablative nāsō nāsīs
Vocative nāse nāsī

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: nas
  • Corsican: nasu
  • Dalmatian: nuos
  • Franco-Provençal: nâs
  • French: nez, naseau
  • Friulian: nâs
  • Istro-Romanian: nås
  • Italian: naso
  • Megleno-Romanian: nas
  • Occitan: nas
  • Piedmontese: nas
  • Romanian: nas
  • Romansch: nas
  • Sardinian: nasu
  • Sicilian: nasu
  • Spanish: naso
  • Venetian: naxo
  • Walloon: nez

References[edit]

  • nasus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nasus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nasus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • nasus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • nasus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nasus in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly