scarabaeus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin scarabaeus.

Noun[edit]

scarabaeus (plural scarabaei or scarabaeuses)

  1. Obsolete form of scarab.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      What did she mean about the scarabæus too? It was Leo's scarabæus, and had come out of the old coffer that Vincey had left in my rooms nearly one-and-twenty years before.

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown, perhaps a foreign word, or with movable s- connected to the large family of words for shrimps, crayfish, scorpions and crabs beginning with /kaɾ/ mentioned at Persian خرچنگ(xarčang, crab) to which Ancient Greek κάραβος (kárabos, beetle; crayfish) is to be set in this context.

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Noun[edit]

scarabaeus m (genitive scarabaeī); second declension

  1. A scarab, black dung beetle, revered in Ancient Egypt.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative scarabaeus scarabaeī
Genitive scarabaeī scarabaeōrum
Dative scarabaeō scarabaeīs
Accusative scarabaeum scarabaeōs
Ablative scarabaeō scarabaeīs
Vocative scarabaee scarabaeī

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