ornithorhynchus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the New Latin genus name.

Noun[edit]

ornithorhynchus (plural ornithorhynchuses)

  1. A platypus, (genus Ornithorhynchus).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ὄρνῑς(órnīs, bird)) + ῥύγχος(rhúnkhos, snout).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ornīthorhynchus m (genitive ornīthorhynchī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) The taxonomic genus Ornithorhynchus.
    1. (by extension) A platypus.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ornīthorhynchus ornīthorhynchī
genitive ornīthorhynchī ornīthorhynchōrum
dative ornīthorhynchō ornīthorhynchīs
accusative ornīthorhynchum ornīthorhynchōs
ablative ornīthorhynchō ornīthorhynchīs
vocative ornīthorhynche ornīthorhynchī

Descendants[edit]