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

See also[edit]


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]

pāpiliō.

Noun[edit]

pāpiliō m (genitive pāpiliōnis); third declension

  1. butterfly, moth
  2. Soul of a dead person
  3. (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

Descendants[edit]

Serveral forms through *pārpiliō

References[edit]

  • papilio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • papilio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • papilio 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)
  • papilio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • papilio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers