squalus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably both senses related to squāma(scale), of unknown origin. In the sense of dirty, unkempt, this word has traditionally been associated with the cognates listed at cālīgō(darkness, mist), although these associations are tenuous. Conversely, for the fish, a less likely relationship with Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos(sheatfish) has been suggested, in which case perhaps cognate with Ancient Greek ἄσπαλος(áspalos), Avestan 𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬐(kara, kind of fish), Old Prussian kalis, and Old English hwæl(whale), more information at whale.

Noun[edit]

squālus m

  1. A kind of sea-fish, thought to be a shark

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative squālus squālī
genitive squālī squālōrum
dative squālō squālīs
accusative squālum squālōs
ablative squālō squālīs
vocative squāle squālī

Descendants[edit]

Adjective[edit]

squālus

  1. unkempt, dirty

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative squālus squālī
genitive squālī squālōrum
dative squālō squālīs
accusative squālum squālōs
ablative squālō squālīs
vocative squāle squālī

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