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. (pejorative) blockhead, dolt

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vervēx vervēca
genitive vervēcis vervēcum
dative vervēcī vervēcibus
accusative vervēx vervēca
ablative vervēce vervēcibus
vocative vervēx vervēca

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References[edit]

  • vervex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vervex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vervex in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette