vulpes

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Latin[edit]

vulpēs (a fox)

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier volpēs, from Proto-Italic *wolpis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wl(o)p- ~ *h₂ulp- ((red) fox) (compare Sanskrit लोपाश (lopāśá), Breton louarn, Lithuanian lãpė, Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēx), Persian روباه(rubâh)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈwul.peːs/, [ˈwʊɫ.peːs]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

vulpēs f (genitive vulpis); third declension

  1. a fox
  2. (figuratively) smartness, strategy, quick thinking, adaptability, craftiness, cunning, cleverness, wisdom
  3. a kind of shark

Declension[edit]

Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vulpēs vulpēs
Genitive vulpis vulpium
Dative vulpī vulpibus
Accusative vulpem vulpēs
Ablative vulpe vulpibus
Vocative vulpēs vulpēs

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