scrofa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scrōfa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: scrò‧fa

Noun[edit]

scrofa f (plural scrofe)

  1. sow (female pig)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes used pejoratively of a woman

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally "digger, rooter," from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scrōfa f (genitive scrōfae); first declension

  1. sow (female pig, especially one used for breeding)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scrōfa scrōfae
genitive scrōfae scrōfārum
dative scrōfae scrōfīs
accusative scrōfam scrōfās
ablative scrōfā scrōfīs
vocative scrōfa scrōfae

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References[edit]

  • scrofa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scrofa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “scrofa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • scrofa” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • scrofa in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray