piscis

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Latin[edit]

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duo piscēs (two fish)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peysḱ-. Cognates include Old Irish íasc, Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (fisks) and Old English fisc (English fish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piscis m (genitive piscis); third declension

  1. a fish

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form may also be used as a collective noun.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative piscis piscēs
genitive piscis piscium
dative piscī piscibus
accusative piscem piscēs
ablative pisce piscibus
vocative piscis piscēs

Derived terms[edit]

  • Piscis (Piscis Austrinus (constellation), literally the Fish)
  • Piscēs (Pisces (constellation), literally the Fishes)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • piscis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • piscis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “piscis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • piscis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to live on meat, fish, by plunder: vivere carne, piscibus, rapto (Liv. 7. 25)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

piscis (invariant)

  1. Born under the zodiac sign Pisces.