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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 19th century


Relating to deer; deerlike.

Examples of Cervine in a sentence

"The ballet dancer had a charming, cervine style for footwork."

"I made a cervine costume to go along with the woodland theme of the party."

About Cervine

This word comes from the Latin “cervinus,” a combination of “cervus,” meaning “deer,” and “-ine,” an adjective-forming suffix that means “belonging to; resembling in nature.”

Did you Know?

There’s a whole group of animal-related words that end in “-ine” beyond “cervine.” For instance, “bovine” is related to cows, “canine” to dogs, “equine” to horses, and “vulpine” to foxes.

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