scarabaeus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin scarabaeus.

Noun[edit]

scarabaeus (plural scarabaei or scarabaeuses)

  1. Obsolete form of scarab.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κάραβος (kárabos, beetle, crayfish), a foreign word.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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