rattus

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See also: Rattus

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Germanic language, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *rattaz (rat).

Noun[edit]

rattus m (variously declined, genitive rattī or rattūs); second declension, fourth declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) rat

Usage notes[edit]

In Classical Latin, the word mūs was applied to both mice and rats without distinction.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun or fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rattus rattī
rattūs
Genitive rattī
rattūs
rattōrum
rattuum
Dative rattō
rattuī
rattīs
rattibus
Accusative rattum rattōs
rattūs
Ablative rattō
rattū
rattīs
rattibus
Vocative ratte
rattus
rattī
rattūs

Descendants[edit]

  • Translingual: Rattus, Rattus rattus

References[edit]