pecu

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • pecu in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pecu in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pecu” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 454