spurius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from the Etruscan 𐌔𐌓𐌖𐌓𐌀𐌋 (srural, public), but confer with Latin spernō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

spurius m (feminine spuria, neuter spurium); first/second declension

  1. of illegitimate birth
  2. false, spurious

Declension[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative spurius spuria spurium spuriī spuriae spuria
genitive spuriī spuriae spuriī spuriōrum spuriārum spuriōrum
dative spuriō spuriō spuriīs
accusative spurium spuriam spurium spuriōs spuriās spuria
ablative spuriō spuriā spuriō spuriīs
vocative spurie spuria spurium spuriī spuriae spuria

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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