pinguis

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *poid- ‎(to abound in water, milk, or fat), from Proto-Indo-European *poi- ‎(sap, juice). Cognate with German feist ‎(fatted, plump, obese). Related also to Dutch vet ‎(fat), German fett ‎(fat, corpulent), Swedish fet ‎(fat, oily, fatty), Icelandic feitur ‎(fat).

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Adjective[edit]

pinguis m, f ‎(neuter pingue); third declension

  1. fat, plump
  2. thick, dense
  3. (of taste) dull, insipid, not pungent
  4. (of wine) oily, rich, full-bodied
  5. (of land) fertile, rich
  6. (figuratively, of the mind) heavy, dull, stupid, obtuse
  7. (figuratively) bold, strong
  8. (figuratively) quiet, comfortable, easy

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative pinguis pingue pinguēs pinguia
genitive pinguis pinguium
dative pinguī pinguibus
accusative pinguem pingue pinguēs pinguia
ablative pinguī pinguibus
vocative pinguis pingue pinguēs pinguia

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References[edit]

  • pinguis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • pinguis” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • with no intelligence or skill: crassa or pingui Minerva (proverb.)