ossum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Popular variant of os (see there for descendants).

Noun[edit]

ossum n (genitive ossī); second declension

  1. bone (dead)
  2. kernel, stone (of a nut, fruit)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ossum ossa
Genitive ossī ossōrum
Dative ossō ossīs
Accusative ossum ossa
Ablative ossō ossīs
Vocative ossum ossa

References[edit]

  • ossum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ossum 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)
  • ossum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette