riscus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing, probably ultimately from Proto-Celtic *rūskos, cognate with Ancient Greek ῥίσκος (rhískos, chest, trunk). According to Beekes the change from the Celtic vowel is likely explained by the Ancient Greek word having been borrowed via Phrygian from Galatian[1].

Noun[edit]

riscus m (genitive riscī); second declension

  1. box, chest, trunk

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative riscus riscī
genitive riscī riscōrum
dative riscō riscīs
accusative riscum riscōs
ablative riscō riscīs
vocative risce riscī

References[edit]

  • riscus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • riscus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “riscus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • riscus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • riscus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • riscus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1288