spurcus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *sporkos, from Proto-Indo-European *spr̥ḱós, perhaps from *sper- (to scatter) (originally "contaminated", "polluted"). Perhaps related to spargō, spurius, parcus, spernō, Ancient Greek σπείρω (speírō), English spurn, spread, spare.

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Adjective[edit]

spurcus (feminine spurca, neuter spurcum, comparative spurcior, superlative spurcissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. dirty, foul, unclean
  2. (figurative) morally-polluted, base, mean

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative spurcus spurca spurcum spurcī spurcae spurca
Genitive spurcī spurcae spurcī spurcōrum spurcārum spurcōrum
Dative spurcō spurcō spurcīs
Accusative spurcum spurcam spurcum spurcōs spurcās spurca
Ablative spurcō spurcā spurcō spurcīs
Vocative spurce spurca spurcum spurcī spurcae spurca

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Descendants[edit]

  • Friulian: sporc
  • Greek: σπόρκος (spórkos)
  • Italian: sporco
  • Portuguese: espurco

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