The old Quaker was right: "I expect to pass through life but once. If there is any kindness, or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings, let me do it now. I shall pass this way but once. "W. C. Gannett
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’”).
serpēns (genitive serpentis); f, third declension
- A serpent, snake
- (astronomy) either Draco or Serpens
- A louse
- Any creeping animal
serpēns m., f., n. (genitive serpentis); third declension
- creeping, crawling
1 But serpentī when used purely as an adjective.
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