papilio

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Papilio

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin pāpiliō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /papiˈlio/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

papilio (accusative singular papilion, plural papilioj, accusative plural papiliojn)

  1. butterfly

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a reduplicated form of Proto-Indo-European *pal- (to feel, touch, shake). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *fifaldǭ (whence German Falter), Old Mazanderani پاپلی(pāp(e)lē, butterfly).

Pronunciation[edit]

A butterfly.

Noun[edit]

pāpiliō m (genitive pāpiliōnis); third declension

  1. butterfly, moth
  2. (Medieval Latin, military) tent

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pāpiliō pāpiliōnēs
Genitive pāpiliōnis pāpiliōnum
Dative pāpiliōnī pāpiliōnibus
Accusative pāpiliōnem pāpiliōnēs
Ablative pāpiliōne pāpiliōnibus
Vocative pāpiliō pāpiliōnēs

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