rufus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to ruber. The medial -f- indicates this is probably borrowing from an Italic cognate such as Oscan 𐌓𐌖𐌚𐌓𐌉𐌉𐌔 (rufriis) or Umbrian 𐌓𐌖𐌚𐌓𐌖 (rufru).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rūfus (feminine rūfa, neuter rūfum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. red, reddish, ruddy
  2. redheaded, red-haired

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative rūfus rūfa rūfum rūfī rūfae rūfa
Genitive rūfī rūfae rūfī rūfōrum rūfārum rūfōrum
Dative rūfō rūfō rūfīs
Accusative rūfum rūfam rūfum rūfōs rūfās rūfa
Ablative rūfō rūfā rūfō rūfīs
Vocative rūfe rūfa rūfum rūfī rūfae rūfa

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: rufous
  • Italian: rufo
  • Spanish: rufo

See also[edit]

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     candidus, albus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cineraceus, plumbeusgrīseus      āter, niger, piceus
             pūniceusmurrinus, rūfus, ruber, russus, rubrīcus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, auranteus, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx              gilvus, helvus, fulvus, flāvus, croceus, pallidus, lūteus, blondinus
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cyaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus, blavus              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpūreus, roseus, rosāceus

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