pithecium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πιθήκιον (pithḗkion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pithēcium n (genitive pithēciī or pithēcī); second declension

  1. a little ape
  2. a kind of flower, possibly monkey-flower (Mimulus) or snapdragon (Antirrhinum)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pithēcium pithēcia
Genitive pithēciī
pithēcī1
pithēciōrum
Dative pithēciō pithēciīs
Accusative pithēcium pithēcia
Ablative pithēciō pithēciīs
Vocative pithēcium pithēcia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References[edit]

  • pithecium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pithecium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette