serpens

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin serpēns, present active participle of serpō (crawl, creep)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

serpens (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, with Latin or Latin-like substantives) serpentlike
    Ulcus serpens (rarely Ulkus serpens), Ulcera serpentiaserpent ulcer (also ulcus serpens), serpent ulcers
    Erysipelas serpens(rarely erysipelas serpens)

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Latin[edit]

serpēns (serpent)

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of serpō (crawl, creep). Cognate with Sanskrit सर्प (sarpá, snake, serpent), Ancient Greek ἑρπετόν (herpetón, serpent, creeping animal).

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Noun[edit]

serpēns m or f (genitive serpentis); third declension

  1. A serpent, snake
  2. (astronomy) either Draco or Serpens
  3. A louse
  4. Any creeping animal

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative serpēns serpentēs
Genitive serpentis serpentium
serpentum
Dative serpentī serpentibus
Accusative serpentem serpentēs
Ablative serpente serpentibus
Vocative serpēns serpentēs

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Participle[edit]

serpēns (genitive serpentis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. creeping, crawling

Declension[edit]

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative serpēns serpentēs serpentia
Genitive serpentis serpentium
Dative serpentī serpentibus
Accusative serpentem serpēns serpentēs
serpentīs
serpentia
Ablative serpente
serpentī1
serpentibus
Vocative serpēns serpentēs serpentia

1When used purely as an adjective.

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