pulex

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *plúsis (flea). Cognates include Ancient Greek ψύλλα (psúlla), Sanskrit प्लुषि (plúṣi), Old Armenian լու (lu) and Old English flēah, flēa (English flea).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pūlex m (genitive pūlicis); third declension

  1. flea

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pūlex pūlicēs
Genitive pūlicis pūlicum
Dative pūlicī pūlicibus
Accusative pūlicem pūlicēs
Ablative pūlice pūlicibus
Vocative pūlex pūlicēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • pulex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pulex in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • pulex in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray