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scorpius (a scorpion)

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From Ancient Greek σκορπίος (skorpíos).



scorpiō m (genitive scorpiōnis); third declension

  1. a scorpion
  2. a kind of prickly sea-fish, possibly the scorpionfish or sculpin
  3. a kind of prickly plant
  4. (military) scorpion, a small catapult


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scorpiō scorpiōnēs
genitive scorpiōnis scorpiōnum
dative scorpiōnī scorpiōnibus
accusative scorpiōnem scorpiōnēs
ablative scorpiōne scorpiōnibus
vocative scorpiō scorpiōnēs

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  • scorpio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scorpio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “scorpio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • scorpio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • scorpio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scorpio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin