The Alternative Latin Dictionary: porcus

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porcus {{wikipedia}} etymology From Proto-Italic *porkos, from Proto-Indo-European *pórḱos 〈*pórḱos〉. Cognate with Old English fearh. More at farrow. Compare also Ancient Greek πόρκος 〈pórkos〉. pronunciation
  • (Classical) /ˈpor.kus/
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noun: {{la-noun}}
  1. a pig, hog, a tame swine
  2. (pejorative) glutton, pig
  3. porcus marīnus, the sea-hog, porpoise
  4. pudenda muliebria, woman parts (cf. the same Greek use of χοῖρος 〈choîros〉)
  5. (military) a wedge-shaped battle formation
Synonyms: (battle formation) caput porcī
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  • Aromanian: porcu
  • Asturian: puercu
  • Catalan: porc
  • Corsican: porcu
  • Dalmatian: puarc
  • English: pork
  • Esperanto: porko
  • Fala: porcu
  • Friulian: purcit
  • Galician: porco
  • Ido: porko
  • Interlingua: porco
  • Italian: porco
  • Ligurian: pòrco
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  • Occitan: pòrc
  • Old French: porc
    • French: porc
  • Old Portuguese: porco
    • Portuguese: porco
      • Guaraní: poryko
      • Kaingang: porko
  • Romanian: porc
  • Romansch: portg
  • Sardinian: porcu
  • Sicilian: porcu
  • Spanish: puerco
  • Venetian: porco
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