specus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *speḱ-.

Noun[edit]

specus m (genitive specūs); fourth declension

  1. cave, chasm, abyss
  2. grotto

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension, dative/ablative plural in -ubus.

Case Singular Plural
nominative specus specūs
genitive specūs specuum
dative specuī specubus
accusative specum specūs
ablative specū specubus
vocative specus specūs

References[edit]

  • specus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • specus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • specus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • specus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin