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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] oculus (eye).

Noun

Singular
oculus

Plural
oculi

oculus (oculi)
  1. A window that has an oval or circular shape (as of an eye).
  2. A circular hypaethral opening at the apex of a dome.
    One can glimpse the sky through the oculus of the Pantheon in Rome.

Latin

oculus (an eye)

Alternative spellings

  • oclus
    3rd–4th C. A.D.: Appendix Probi
    oculus non oclus
    [Use] oculus, not oclus.

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see). Cognates include with Sanskrit अक्षि (ákṣi), Ancient Greek ὄσσε (osse), Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌲𐍉 (áugō), Old English ēaġe (English eye).

Pronunciation

Noun

oculus (genitive oculī); m, second declension

  1. eye
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the power of sight
  3. a spot resembling an eye, such as on a peacock feather
  4. (botany) a bud, bulb on a root
  5. (figuratively) the mind's eye

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative oculus oculī
genitive oculī oculōrum
dative oculō oculīs
accusative oculum oculōs
ablative oculō oculīs
vocative ocule oculī

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