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taurus (a bull)

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From Proto-Italic *tauros, from Proto-Indo-European *táwros.


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtau̯.rus/, [ˈt̪äu̯ɾʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈtau̯.rus/, [ˈt̪ɑːu̯rus]
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taurus m (genitive taurī); second declension

  1. a bull, steer
  2. an instrument of torture, in the shape of a bull
  3. a small bird that sounds like the lowing of oxen, possibly the bittern
  4. a kind of beetle
  5. (anatomy) the perineum


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative taurus taurī
Genitive taurī taurōrum
Dative taurō taurīs
Accusative taurum taurōs
Ablative taurō taurīs
Vocative taure taurī


Derived terms[edit]


  • Aromanian: tavru
  • Asturian: toru
  • Catalan: toro
  • Corsican: toru
  • English: Taurus
  • French: taureau
  • Friulian: taur
  • Galician: touro
  • Ido: tauro
  • Interlingua: tauro
  • Italian: toro
  • Norman: touothé
  • Occitan: taur
  • Old French: tor

See also[edit]


  • taurus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • taurus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • taurus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • taurus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • taurus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • taurus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • taurus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • “toro” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN




taurus m

  1. accusative plural form of taurs