sibilus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European root related to Welsh chwythu ‎(play instrument, blow), Old Irish setim ‎(I blow), Polish gwizdać ‎(whistle), Old Church Slavonic свистати ‎(svistati, whistle), Sanskrit क्ष्वेडति ‎(kṣveḍati, whisper, hum, buzz), Old High German sweglon ‎(flute) and Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌹𐌲𐌻𐍉𐌽 ‎(swiglōn, play flute).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sībilus m ‎(genitive sībilī); second declension

  1. A hissing, whistling
  2. A contemptuous hissing.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sībilus sībilī
genitive sībilī sībilōrum
dative sībilō sībilīs
accusative sībilum sībilōs
ablative sībilō sībilīs
vocative sībile sībilī

References[edit]

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)
  1. ^ Tamaz Gamkrelidze, Vyacheslav Ivanov (1995), Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. A Reconstruction and Historical Analysis of a Proto-Language and Proto-Culture. Part 1. The Text, Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page {{{1}}}