pugnus

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

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
  • pugnus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • pugnus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1275c