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New Latin, from Latin taurus (bull)



  1. Used attributively as a species epithet

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taurus (a bull)

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From Proto-Indo-European *táwros. Cognates include Ancient Greek ταῦρος (taûros), Old Prussian tauris, Proto-Germanic *steuraz. Possibly of Semitic origin, borrowed into Semitic, or both from a separate, unknown source; confer Proto-Semitic *θawr-, compare Arabic ثور‎, Hebrew שור‎. Related to English steer.


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtau̯.rus/, [ˈtau̯.rʊs]
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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.

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


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  • 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