naucum

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Etymology[edit]

A derivation from nux (nut) has been ascribed from classical times. De Vaan comments this remains semantically attractive, although the -au- cannot be explained.

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naucum n (genitive naucī); second declension

  1. A nutshell
  2. A trifle, something slight or trivial

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative naucum nauca
Genitive naucī naucōrum
Dative naucō naucīs
Accusative naucum nauca
Ablative naucō naucīs
Vocative naucum nauca

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