pugnus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *pugnos, from Proto-Indo-European *puǵnos, *puḱnos, from *pewǵ-, *peuḱ- (prick, punch). Near cognates include Ancient Greek πυγμή (pugmḗ, fist).

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Noun[edit]

pugnus m (genitive pugnī); second declension

  1. a fist; a hand with all fingers curled up
  2. a fistful, handful

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative pugnus pugnī
genitive pugnī pugnōrum
dative pugnō pugnīs
accusative pugnum pugnōs
ablative pugnō pugnīs
vocative pugne pugnī

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References[edit]

  • pugnus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pugnus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “pugnus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • pugnus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)