vervex

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *wr̥h₁ḗn (lamb, acc. *wr̥h₁énm̥, gen. *wr̥h₁nós). Cognates include Sanskrit उरण (úraṇa), Old Armenian գառն (gaṙn) and Ancient Greek ἀρήν (arḗn, lamb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vervēx n (genitive vervēcis); third declension

  1. a wether; a castrated ram
  2. (derogatory) blockhead, dolt

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vervēx vervēca
Genitive vervēcis vervēcum
Dative vervēcī vervēcibus
Accusative vervēx vervēca
Ablative vervēce vervēcibus
Vocative vervēx vervēca

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: birbec
  • French: brebis
  • Italian: berbice
  • Norman: brébis (Jersey)

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