K-9 unit etymology

English word K-9 unit comes from Latin canem, Latin -inus, and later Latin caninus (Canine; of or pertaining to a dog.)

Detailed word origin of K-9 unit

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
canem Latin (lat)
-inus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ine; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
caninus Latin (lat) Canine; of or pertaining to a dog.
canine English (eng) (anatomy) Of or pertaining to mammalian teeth which are cuspids or fangs.. Dog-like.. Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs. (formal) Any of certain extant canids regarded as similar to the dog or wolf (including coyotes, jackals, etc.) but distinguished from the vulpines, which are regarded as fox-like.. (poker slang) A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic [...]
K-9 unit English (eng) (US) A police dog or a police dog and its handler.

Words with the same origin as K-9 unit

Descendants of canem
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Descendants of -inus
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