praeputium

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a combination of prae- (before) +‎ Old Latin pūtos (penis), potentially from Proto-Indo-European *pew- (to blow (up)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

praepūtium n (genitive praepūtiī or praepūtī); second declension

  1. (anatomy) prepuce, foreskin

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praeputium praeputia
genitive praeputiī
praeputī1
praeputiōrum
dative praeputiō praeputiīs
accusative praeputium praeputia
ablative praeputiō praeputiīs
vocative praeputium praeputia

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959), “pu-t-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 848