pecu

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peḱu- ‎(cattle). Cognate with Sanskrit पशु ‎(paśu), Lithuanian pekus and Proto-Germanic *fehu (whence English fee, German Vieh, Low German Veeh, Dutch vee, Danish ).

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Noun[edit]

pecū n ‎(genitive *pecūs); fourth declension

  1. cattle
  2. domestic animals

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension neuter, dative/ablative plural in -ubus.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pecū pecua
genitive *pecūs pecuum
dative pecū pecubus
accusative pecū pecua
ablative pecū pecubus
vocative pecū pecua

In the singular, only attested in the ablative.

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