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how do you say "bad dog" in latin?

5 Answers

  • Rosa L
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Canis malus = Bad dog, male

    Canis mala = Bad dog, female

    Romans typically used the female form when 'dog' was generic.

  • 1 decade ago

    Rose L. is right.

    SuperVibrationalEscrow is wrong.

    "Canis" means dog. It's masculine if the dog is male, so a bad (male) dog is "canis malus." It's feminine if the dog is female, so a bad (female) dog is "canis mala."

    Note, though, that it will be different if it's not the subject of the sentence. For example, if you're saying "Lock that bad dog up," it will be, "canem malum" (masculine) or "malam" (feminine).

  • 1 decade ago

    As many people said before me, the correct answer is "Canis malus" for a male and "Canis mala" for a female.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Canis malus

    EDIT: That's just a guess and the guy above me is probably right

    Source(s): Basic grasp of Latin (as have studied Latin- based Modern Languages) and a Latin dictionary.
  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    nocens canis

    But if you want it to sound like something really dark.. more on the order of 'evil dog'

    malum canis

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