ursus

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See also: Ursus

Latin[edit]

ursus (a bear)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *orssos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἄρκτος (árktos), Persian خرس (xers) and Sanskrit ऋक्ष (ṛ́kṣa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈur.sus/, [ˈʊr.sʊs]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ursus m (genitive ursī); second declension

  1. a bear

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ursus ursī
Genitive ursī ursōrum
Dative ursō ursīs
Accusative ursum ursōs
Ablative ursō ursīs
Vocative urse ursī

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References[edit]

  • ursus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ursus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ursus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ursus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ursus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray