phoca

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See also: Phoca and phóca

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin phoca, from Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē).

Noun[edit]

phoca (plural phocas or phocae)

  1. (obsolete) A seal.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.viii:
      His charet swift in haste he thither steard, / Which with a teeme of scaly Phocas bound / Was drawne vpon the waues, that fomed him around.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

phōca f (genitive phōcae); first declension

  1. seal (marine animal)

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative phōca phōcae
genitive phōcae phōcārum
dative phōcae phōcīs
accusative phōcam phōcās
ablative phōcā phōcīs
vocative phōca phōcae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • phoca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • phoca in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • phoca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette