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Latin

serpēns (serpent)

Etymology

Present active participle of serpō (crawl, creep), from Proto-Indo-European *serp-. Cognate with Sanskrit सर्प (sarpá), snake, serpent), Ancient Greek ἑρπετόν (herpetón), serpent, creeping animal).

Pronunciation

Noun

serpēns (genitive serpentis); f, third declension

  1. A serpent, snake
  2. (astronomy) either Draco or Serpens
  3. A louse
  4. Any creeping animal

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative serpēns serpentēs
genitive serpentis serpentum
dative serpentī serpentibus
accusative serpentem serpentēs
ablative serpente serpentibus
vocative serpēns serpentēs

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Participle

serpēns m., f., n. (genitive serpentis); third declension

  1. creeping, crawling

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